CMA Music Festival 2014: Artist Lineup in Nashville Includes Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Justin Moore, Motley Crue (+TV, Live Stream Info)

The Country Music Association Music Festival is set to take place on Tuesday, August 5.

The CMA festival will start at approximately 8 p.m. EDT and run for about three hours.

The festival will be aired live on ABC; a live stream online will be available through ABC Go.

Here’s the lineup:

Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Brantley Gilbert
Carrie Underwood
Cole Swindell
Darius Rucker
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Faith Hill
Florida Georgia Line
Gwen Sebastian
Hunter Hayes
Jake Owen
Jason Aldean
Justin Moore
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Luke Bryan
Lizzy Hale
Miranda Lambert
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
Rascal Flatts
Richie Sambora
The Band Perry
Thomas Rhett
Tim McGraw
Vince Neil of Motley Crue
Zac Brown Band

The event is hosted by Little Big Town and is actually a collection of performances culled from last June’s four-day CMA Music Festival, according to Rolling Stone.

Moore will be performing “Home Sweet Home” with Motley Crue’s Neil and Sixx. He says the three-hour broadcast is because of country music’s broad appeal.

“It’s kind of a place where people can go to hear a lot of different stuff now,” says Moore, who despite dabbling in modern trends remains one of contemporary country’s more traditionally-minded artists. “So ABC dedicating this much airtime to country music is just another example of what I feel like has been building over the past few years. I think country music has taken over as the biggest genre in music.” 

Own added that country music “is a format for all ages.”

“It’s the format for America. It has songs that a soccer mom driving in a minivan can put on to take her kids to school, and it’s the same format that kids partying on tailgates can drink beers and listen to with their friends,” Owen says. “It’s the same format that my mom and dad will ride down the road and listen to when I’m not even in the car with them! It offers a little bit of something for everybody.” 

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