The 2014 CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and over 50 artists have been announced to play the riverfront stage in downtown Nashville. Fans from all over the country will head to the festival which kicks off on Thursday, June 5 and lasts four days.

Big and Rich will kick off this year's CMA Music Fest on June 5 at 10 AM CT when they play the stage on the Cumberland River. "Big and Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance," CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern said in a release.

The next three days are also chock-full of big acts and country up-and-comers. All of all is the shows are all completely free. Eric Paslay, Craig Campbell, Charlie Worsham, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Love and Theft, Cassadee Pope and Wynonna will also help fill the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage with music on the first date of the festival.

Friday's lineup is just as solid with Craig Morgan, Clay Walker, Danielle Bradbery, Parmalee, Dan + Shay, Chase Rice, Collin Raye, Kristian Bush and Kellie Pickler. Billy Ray Cyrus, Frankie Ballard, Tyler Farr, LoCash Cowboys, Darryl Worley, The Swon Brothers, Maggie Rose, the Cadillac Three and Jason Michael Carroll will play the stage on Saturday. Terri Clark, Colt Ford, Gloriana, Corey Smith, Lonestar, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, Jon Pardi, Uncle Kracker and David Nail will round out the end of the festival on Sunday.

The lineup announcement came today (April 30) with the video above that pinpoints several historic Nashville locations. Twelve of the artists listed will be playing the riverfront stage for the first time and four other artists are playing the festival for their very first time in general.

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