The Grand Ole Opry has announced their star-studded lineup hitting the stage as they kick off CMA Music Fest Week with back-to-back shows on June 6. The two evening shows will include acts such as Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch, Del McCoury and Bill Anderson, with the kick-off celebration also featuring a free Opry Plaza performance by Parmalee earlier in the afternoon.
· CMA Music Fest Week will also include previously announced performances by Blake Shelton, Steve Wariner, Trace Adkins, Charley Pride, Roy Clark, Oak Ridge Boys, Scotty McCreery, Brandy Clark and Sara Evans.
On this day in 2001, Garth Brooks: Coast to Coast LIVE aired on CBS. It was the first of three straight Wednesday night concert specials. The three concert were spread out with the first being held at the L.A. Forum, the second from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise as it returned from deployment in the Middle East, and the third coming from South Padre Island, Texas.
Brooks was joined by special guests Trisha Yearwood, Jewel, and Steve Wariner.
After a brush with death four years ago, colon cancer survivor Wade Hayes is doing everything he can to give back. Hayes is set to host the “Country Hit Back” Concert to provide support for the life-changing research. Joining Wade on the stage will be Miranda Lambert, Steve Wariner, and Kix Brooks. The benefit show will take place on March 2nd at the historic Franklin Theater in Franklin, Tennessee.