The Country Music Association announced recently that the daytime riverfront performances for the 2009 CMA Music Festival would be free. Now they're announcing some of the performers you'll get to see on the banks of the Cumberland this summer without spending any cash. Here's the lineup so far:
• June 11: Bellamy Brothers, Diamond Rio, Neal McCoy, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Randy Rogers Band, Ashton Shepherd, Phil Vassar and Chuck Wicks.
• June 12: John Anderson, Eric Church, Bucky Covington, Trent Willmon, Jeff Bates, Mark Wills, Randy Houser, Oak Ridge Boys, Jamie O'Neal, Aaron Tippin and Clay Walker.
• June 13: Bill Anderson, Keith Anderson, Tracy Byrd, Jason Michael Carroll, Emerson Drive, Lost Trailers, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan and Chris Young.
• June 14: Eli Young Band, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Gloriana, Josh Gracin, Jessica Harp, Joey + Rory, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye/Restless Heart and Darryl Worley.