Parade Signals Arrival of CMA Music Festival

Darryl Worley, Pam Tillis, Van Zant, Jason Michael Carroll, Bryan White and Blue County were among the country music artists cruising through downtown Nashville Wednesday afternoon (June 6) for a parade signaling the arrival of the 2007 CMA Music Festival. The parade was followed by musical performances at a block party in front of the Sommet Center, a venue most recently known as the Nashville Arena. The four-day festival begins Thursday (June 7) on the banks of the Cumberland River with a 10 a.m. concert featuring Terri Clark, Craig Morgan, John Anderson, Jamie O’Neal and Nashville Star winner Chris Young. In addition to the daytime concerts, a nightly concert series begins Thursday at LP Field with a lineup that includes Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, the Wreckers and Jason Michael Carroll.