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Lineup announced for Nashville's televised Fourth of July show, airing exclusively on NewsChannel 5

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Posted at 5:21 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 18:21:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The music lineup for 2020's Let Freedom Sing! Music City July Fourth television broadcast honoring healthcare heroes, frontline workers and first responders has been announced. The show will be airing live exclusively on NewsChannel 5.

Performing for the event are folk rocker John Hiatt, rock Americana artist Lilly Hiatt, blues and Americana artist Keb' Mo' and singer-songwriter Tenille Townes.

The four Nashville-based artists will perform during the televised show. A fireworks display set to recorded music from Nashville artists is also set to be a part of the show.

Due to social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to keep the community safe, this year's Let Freedom Sing! Music City July Fourh can only be viewed on the NewsChannel 5 broadcast or via the livestream for the show online. There is no public event scheduled, and to discourage spectators, Riverfront Parks will be closed.

"While quite different from year's past, this is a way to keep the music playing to fans around the world while honoring our healthcare heroes and frontline workers," said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. "We've done a lot of preparation to make this a safe event, and we hope in this time of social distancing that everyone enjoys watching the show on TV from home. A special word of thanks to several of our partners who are covering the cost of the fireworks."

Country music star Brad Paisley was previously scheduled to headline this year's Fourth of July event. He will instead headline in 2021.

The show will air live locally on NewsChannel 5 from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. July 4. It can also be livestreamed online. For information on the livestream, head here.

The celebration is produced by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp and presented by Dr Pepper, with partners including NewsChannel 5, Jack Daniel's, Kroger, Omni Nashville Hotel and General Jackson Showboat. No Metro Nashville general fund revenue will be used to put on the event.