Brothers Osborne Filling Chris Stapleton’s 2017 CMA Music Festival Spot
Sunday night (June 11) will be a big night for the Brothers Osborne: The country duo has been tapped to perform during the 2017 CMA Music Festival's concert at Nashville's Nissan Stadium, in place of an injured Chris Stapleton.
Rolling Stone reports that TJ and John Osborne have been added to Sunday night's Nissan Stadium lineup, and will help close out CMA Fest 2017 with Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and more. The Osbornes, who are touring with Stapleton this summer, as part of Stapleton's All-American Road Show, will take the stage at 9:30PM.
On May 31, Stapleton announced that he was postponing a string of tour dates from June 1 through June 17, including his performance at the 2017 CMA Music Festival. No explanation for the postponements was given at that time, but in a letter on his official website, posted on June 2, Stapleton explained that he has broken a bone and detached a tendon in his right index finger and will need physical therapy before he can play guitar again.
“Right now, I can’t possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best,” Stapleton writes. “There is little in this world that I enjoy more than getting to make music with all of you night after night. Thank you for the privilege. Your support and understanding through all of this lets me know now, more than ever, I have the best fans in the world.”
Stapleton's postponed tour dates have since been rescheduled for this fall.
The 2017 CMA Music Festival is scheduled to run June 8-11 in Nashville. Also scheduled to perform during the event's nightly Nissan Stadium concerts are Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Rogers, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Trace Adkins and more. For more information on tickets and performers at CMA Fest 2017, visit the CMA Music Festival’s official website.
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