Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry to Host CMA Music Festival
The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry and Luke Bryan have been tapped to host ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock set to air on Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). The special will be shot June 7th-10th during the annual celebration of all things Country and will feature many of the musical genre’s brightest stars.
“We have so much fun playing at CMA Music Festival,” stated Bryan in the official announcement of his involvement. “The entire town of Nashville turns into one big party and performing at LP Field becomes one of the best shows we play all year.”
“CMA Music Fest is special to The Band Perry because we love spending time with our fans,” added Perry. “We are excited to be a part of ABC’s coverage of the four-day event, co-hosting the television special.”
The artists who’ll be featured on the special have not been named yet, however performers at the 2012 CMA Music Festival include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Bill Anderson, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Glen Campbell, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Ronnie Milsap, Kip Moore, David Nail, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Gwen Sebastian, Blake Shelton, Steel Magnolia, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band.
More on Luke Bryan [Courtesy of CMA]:
Bryan was nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2011. His most recent album is the Platinum-certified tailgates & tanlines, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and features Platinum-certified digital singles “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” and “I Don’t Want This Night to End”; and current smash “Drunk on You,” which recently hit 1 million downloads.
More on Kimberly Perry [Courtesy of CMA]:
Perry is the lead singer of The Band Perry, a family trio with her brothers Reid and Neil. She won her first solo CMA Award in 2011 for Song of the Year for writing “If I Die Young.” The Band Perry won two additional CMA Awards last year including New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (“If I Die Young”). The group’s Platinum-certified, self-titled debut album features the four-times-Platinum-certified digital single “If I Die Young” and two Gold-certified digital singles “All Your Life” and “You Lie.”
Source: Country Music Association