Event airs Sunday, August 4th on ABC
CMA Fest, the Music Event of Summer, brings the hottest music acts together on one stage for three full hours of epic collaborations and must-see performances Sunday, August 4th at 8 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. The primetime special, hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini with special guest host Bobby Bones, brings the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience to a national television audience for a 16th straight year.
Filmed during Nashville’s 48th annual CMA Fest in June, the television special features more than 30 of music’s biggest acts as they hit the stage during the four-day festival. Fans won’t want to miss special collaborations including for the first time ever Lil Nas X joined by Billy Ray Cyrus and Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and The Chainsmokers, Brothers Osborne with Brooks & Dunn and Ashley McBryde, Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell, Tim McGraw and Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile, and Carrie Underwood with Joan Jett. Additional performers include Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett and Brett Young.
Thomas Rhett returns to host CMA Fest for a fourth year, first co-hosting the special in 2016, while Kelsea Ballerini returns for a third year. Bobby Bones appears as a special guest host for the first time. CMA Fest is executive produced by Robert Deaton.
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