Fan Fare: Atkins, CMHoF

Rodney Atkins has tapped Kip Moore to close his seventh Music City Gives Back June 6 in downtown Nashville at an outdoor stage near 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street. The free concert benefits the W.O. Smith School and Granger Smith, Cole Taylor and Brett Young will also perform. More here.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will welcome CMA Music Festival attendees June 8-11 with Music Fest at the Hall, Presented by Comcast, a series of meet-and-greets with CMHoF members Bobby Bare, Brenda Lee, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride and Randy Travis, plus programs with Clint Black, Natalie Hemby, William Michael Morgan, Jon Pardi, and five of CMT's Next Women of Country. There will also be surprise artist appearances in the museum's galleries throughout the week. Details here.