Lynyrd Skynyrd will make its first appearance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 12. The Southern rock band will share the bill with Van Zant and Gretchen Wilson, among others. Johnny Van Zant is a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Van Zant duo. Jeff Bates and Trick Pony have also been added to the nightly concert schedule. ... In related news, the CMA Celebrity Close Up Series at the Ryman Auditorium will feature Q&A sessions with Kix Brooks (of Brooks & Dunn), Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry) and Sugarland on June 9. Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood will participate June 10.