November 28, 2022

Starting on Thursday, June ninth, over 50,000 music followers will descend on Nashville for CMA Fest. After the 2020 and 2021 festivals had been each cancelled all through Covid-19 issues, the 2022 competition marks a return for the four-day occasion and encompasses a stacked lineup of headliners like Carrie Underwood, Keith City, Mickey Guyton, and plenty of extra.

Whereas the Nissan Stadium headliner lineup is spectacular, there are such a lot of different acts price catching all through the lengthy weekend in Music Metropolis. We’ve highlighted 5 of them right here.

Hailey Whitters

Catch the Grammy-nominated artist when you can — Hailey Whitters is the true deal. Beloved for her down-home sound and making waves on a latest headline tour, Whitters gives a slice of the nation music style that appears like a blast to the previous in all one of the best methods. Between her vocals and her heartfelt, sincere lyrics, the singer-songwriter is price making time for on the Spotify Home stage.


After breaking by means of in 2019 with “My Truck” because of some very viral assistance on TikTok, BRELAND has ensured that he’s stayed an act to control. By combining nation music with lure beats and his lifelong love of Gospel music, BRELAND has proved himself to be a trusted collaborator for artists throughout genres and a solo artist who can stand on his personal two feat. (Check out his two EPs, which have amassed over 150 million streams on Spotify.) Catch BRELAND this weekend in Nashville earlier than the anticipated launch of his full-length album, Cross-Nation.


This duo, initially from Australia, is comprised of childhood greatest pals Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson. Seaforth is the title of their hometown, a suburb of Sydney. After releasing their debut EP in 2019 through Sony Nashville, the 2 constructed up their stateside viewers opening for Kane Brown as a part of Budweiser’s “One Evening Solely” live performance collection. Important listening earlier than catching their set: study the refrain to their heartbreaker, “Breakups.”

Niko Moon

As with many profitable Nashville names, Niko Moon made his approach as a songwriter earlier than placing out as a solo artist. With hits underneath his belt for the Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, and Dierks Bentley, the Texas-born artist joined Sony Music/RCA Nashville in 2019 to introduce listeners to his personal sound. His soulful voice and energetic stage presence make him a can’t-miss a part of the downtown Nashville panorama this weekend.

Lauren Weintraub

Lauren Weintraub is the sort of singer-songwriter whose work burrows underneath the pores and skin and stays with the listener. After an look on NPR’s Tiny Desk collection, the Boston-born artist obtained “Prime Shelf” designation, given to one of the best songs heard yr by NPR’s panel of judges (which included fellow Nashville staple Jason Isbell). Since then, she’s continued to tug in followers along with her catchy, fashionable tracks. She’ll be at Spotify Home’s Contemporary Finds Rooftop on Saturday night time.

Discover the total CMA Fest lineup beneath.

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