Jason Aldean Among Additions to 2018 CMA Fest Lineup

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With three weeks to go until CMA Fest kicks off, a number of country stars have just been added to the lineup.

Jason Aldean will now perform at 11 p.m. on Thursday, the first day of the festival. Other artists previously scheduled to take the stage that day include Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and Carly Pearce.

The Oak Ridge Boys, accompanied by the Marine Corp Band New Orleans, Mason Ramsey, Jillian Jacqueline and Ray Stevens have also been added as National Anthem performers for the weekend.

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There are still a few empty slots on the Nissan Stadium schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Garth Brooks showed up as a unannounced performer. It's unclear if the fest will announce any more additions or opt to surprise the crowd again this time around.

CMA Fest 2018 will be held June 7-10, 2018 in downtown Nashville. Following the mass shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival, this year's events will feature stricter guidelines including a clear bag policy.

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Jason Aldean Among Additions to 2018 CMA Fest Lineup