Posted: Jun 30, 2013
Sparks are flying this 4th of July, and we’re not just talking fireworks here.
Country megastars are booked for various Independence Day performances, including in New York City, Nashville and beyond.
Taylor Swift joins already announced performer Tim McGraw for Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in NYC. Also performing on the 4th of July Spectacular is Mariah Carey, Cher and Selena Gomez.
Scotty McCreery will perform during A Capitol Fourth in Washington, D.C. He joins Barry Manilow and American Idol winner Candice Glover just to name a few.
Kenny Chesney will be celebrating the Fourth of July on the golf course! He will perform during The Greenbrier Classic Concert Series in West Virginia, which coincides with the 4th Annual PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup Event.
Dierks Bentley is keeping busy in other ways on the 4th by opening his first restaurant Whiskey Row in Scottsdale, Arizona. Newcomer Jon Pardi will perform as part of the grand opening celebration.
Toby Keith is busy preparing for his Twister Relief Concert benefiting the victims of the May tornadoes in Oklahoma and the Mid West. The concert happens July 6th in Norman, Okla.
The Band Perry will entertain Nashville as headliners of the Music City July 4th celebrations. TBP is also keeping busy Independence Day weekend by performing as part of the Grand Ole Opry’s All-American All-Star Week.
Carrie Underwood and others will also perform at the Opry that weekend.
CMT is painting the channel red, white and blue with its first-ever Music Independence Day special. CMT partners with MTV and VH1 for the day-long coverage to showcase new artists, including The Lumineers, Brandy Clark, and Striking Matches, alongside Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood. CMT’s coverage begins on the 4th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Happy 4th of July from everyone at CMT and CMT Radio Live!