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ABC rocks out with 'CMA Music Festival'

THE SHOW: "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock"

WHEN | WHERE: Monday night at 8 on ABC/7

THE DEAL: Three hours of performances from the Country Music Association's annual Nashville fan event, taped in June.

PERFORMERS: Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, the Judds, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson and the Zac Brown Band.

QUOTE: Paisley says he appreciates that so many of today's country stars are all doing their own things under the umbrella labeled "country music."

"In the '90s, you had a million similar artists out there," Paisley says. "They were all really good, but they were so similar, country got stereotyped. Today, we have Kenny [Chesney], who's known for what he does, and Keith [Urban] is Keith, and there's Taylor [Swift] and Rascal Flatts . . . just all these different people with all these different sounds."

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