Country music's hottest stars will take over primetime with the biggest concert event on television this summer when the ABC Television Network airs "CMA Music Festival: Country'ʹs Night to Rock"ʺ on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 (8:00-‐‑11:00 p.m. EDT). Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett host the three-‐‑hour special that brings country music's most storied festival to a national television audience. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be executive-‐‑produced by Robert Deaton.<.p>
Taking the stage for solo performances are superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
The fans who attend CMA Music Festival know that one of the highlights of the nightly concerts is the monumental pairings of musical icons that happen each year. The ABC special will highlight many of those collaborations including Dierks Bentley performing with Elle King, Luke Bryan with Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum with Cam, Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams, Rascal Flatts with Maren Morris, Steven Tyler with Martina McBride, Hank Williams, Jr. with Chris Janson and Justin Moore, and Chris Young duetting with Cassadee Pope.