WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- XM Radio will once again share the excitement from the Country Music Association's (CMA) Music Festival to country music fans all over North America with live broadcasts, special events, and live concerts. Beginning today through Monday, June 9, XM will provide country music fans with access to the ultimate fan event with broadcasts that will bring Nashville direct to listeners on multiple XM country music channels.
As in previous years, XM will be the exclusive radio broadcast outlet to many popular Fan Club parties, which allow all members to participate and experience the fun, regardless of their location. Fan Club parties for Sara Evans, Keith Anderson, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, Joe Nichols, Jo Dee Messina, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, Mark Wills, and Emerson Drive will all be broadcast on XM's country hits channel "Highway 16" (XM 16).
This year XM will also broadcast live, exclusive concert performances direct from the Chevy Music Stage at the Sommet Center Plaza, beginning with the Chevy Kick-Off Parade and Block Party Concert on Wednesday, June 4, featuring Keith Anderson, Luke Bryan, Joe Nichols, James Otto, Chris Young, Phil Stacey, and the Zac Brown Band. XM will air the daily live concert entertainment on Highway 16, as well as XM's Americana channel "X Country" (XM 12) and its dedicated Bluegrass channel "Bluegrass Junction" (XM 14).
Coverage of the Seventh Annual "Marty Stuart Late Night Jam," featuring concert performances by XM program host Marty Stuart, with the Charlie Daniels Band and Sunny Sweeney, among others, will also air on XM's classic country channel "America" (XM 10) and X Country.
Additionally, XM will broadcast Second Annual Songwriters Showcase Concerts to benefit Musicians On Call, live from the Hard Rock Cafe.
A full list of CMA Music Festival events and broadcast times is available at http://www.xmradio.com/cma.
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