In response to the devastating flood that affected much of Nashville and the surrounding area last week, the Country Music Association has announced that 50 percent of the net proceeds from the 2010 CMA Music Festival will be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for flood relief. The other 50 percent, as previously announced, will be donated to Metro Nashville Public Schools for music education through the Keep the Music Playing program.

"This year with all the downtown businesses as well as our tourism industry suffering huge losses due to flood damage, it is vitally important to the Nashville business community that CMA Music Festival continues as planned," says Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board.

"CMA has always been a great supporter of Music City through the Association's Keep the Music Playing initiative," adds Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. "This contribution to aid in flood recovery efforts will be incredibly helpful and demonstrates the great partnership that exists between the City of Nashville, CMA Music Festival, and the Country Music industry."

CMA Music Festival is Nashville's signature music event, drawing 56,000 people from the region as well as every state in the nation and visitors from 26 countries around the globe, while bringing in more than $22 million in direct visitor spending to the local economy.

For tickets to the 2010 CMA Music Fest and all of the latest information on the four-day festivities visit the CMA's website by clicking here.

Artists currently scheduled to appear at LP Field during the 2010 CMA Music Festival include:

Thursday, June 10 - Jason Aldean, Danny Gokey, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood

Friday, June 11 - Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Josh Turner and Keith Urban

Saturday, June 12 - Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and the Zac Brown Band

Sunday, June 13 - Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton