Chris Young is adding host to his already massive resume as artist, songwriter and producer. It has been announced that the singer will host the CMA Festival opening ceremonies at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater.

Young will ring in the 2016 festival at the Skyview Stage at Ascend Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 8 at 11AM.

“As a Middle Tennessee native and someone who grew up going to Fan Fair, it's pretty cool to get to kick off CMA Music Festival and shine a spotlight on the CMA Foundation and the music education students the festival benefits,” Young says in a press release.

Guests at the CMA Music Festival opening ceremonies will include Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and students from Metro Nashville Public Schools' music education programs.

“We are always looking at ways to grow the festival and enhance the experience for our fans,” says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “Adding this fantastic venue to our numerous free stages downtown is a great addition and having Chris Young on hand to make it ‘official’ is icing on the cake.”

Young, who is a member of the CMA Board of Directors, will also perform Saturday evening (June 11), at Nissan Stadium as part of the nightly concert lineup. He joins Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton, who will also take the stage.

Additionally, Young recently celebrated his eighth No. 1 hit with "Think Of You," which features Cassadee Pope.

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