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Music City USA and the National Football League announce the entertainment line-up for NFL Draft

FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Rights Reserved-Hillsboro Globe; Associated Press Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Rights Reserved-Hillsboro Globe; Associated Press Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Music City USA and the National Football League announce the entertainment line-up for NFL Draft

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UPDATED APRIL 25, 2019 1:18 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April.

The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events.

The league added that more than 20 Nashville-based acts will perform with additional names announced soon.

The draft will take place on an outdoor stage in downtown Nashville with additional events for fans at the NFL Draft Experience to be held outside Nissan Stadium, home of the Titans.

Tim McGrawDierks Bentley, and Moon Taxi will play free outdoor concerts at the NFL Draft!
Moon Taxi – Thursday, April 25.
Tim McGraw April 26.
Dierks Bentley April 27.
Moon Taxi will play before the selection activities on Thursday.

Thursday, April 25:
12:15pm: New North (Americana)
1:05pm: DJ Mel (DJ)
2pm: Striking Matches (alternative, pop rock, blues rock)
3:05pm: Mez (rap)
4-5pm: Mikky Ekko (alternative)

Friday, April 26:
12:30pm: Jessy Wilson (neo soul/rock)
1:30pm: Willie Jones (country)
2:30pm: DJ Mel (DJ)
3:30pm: Kid Politics (indie pop)
4:30pm: Jonny P (soul)
6pm: Charlie Worsham (country singer-songwriter)
7:30pm: Rayland Baxter (alternative)
8:45pm: DJ Mel (DJ)

Saturday, April 27:
9am: Ryan Hurd (country)
10:50am: Katie Schecter (rock n roll and soul)
11:50am: Jason Eskridge (soul)
12:50pm: Three Star Revival (soul/jam/funk/Americana/rock)
1:45pm: DJ Case Bloom (DJ)
3pm: Andrew Combs (indie folk)
4:30pm: Charles Esten (country/rock “Nashville” show star)

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