Performers Announced for Television's Biggest Summer Concert Event: CMA Music Festival

By Sarah Huggins | Jul 1st, 2016

Get ready to party!  On WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 8|7c Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett will team up to host CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, a three-hour concert special on ABC. The hosts will be joined by some of country music's hottest acts on stage and the performers have just been announced.

Taking the stage for individual performances are: 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.

In addition to the epic solo acts, fans will get a special inside look at the many exciting collaborations the festival offers 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 singing a duet Cassadee Pope.

This will be the 12th time ABC will broadcast the special filmed June 9-12 at the CMA Music Festival. The special features an inside look at many of today's most exciting country-music stars, as they hit the stage during the four-day celebration of America's music. The annual event is a unique experience filled with, with meet-and-greets in Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 500 artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 87,000 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.

Proceeds made from CMA Music Festival ticket sales for the Nightly Concerts and Fan Fair X benefit music education, reaching 1 million children across the United States. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

For upcoming talent announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, "CMAsnaps" on Snapchat, and sign up for CMA Country Connection, CMA's e-newsletter. This year's app is now available in the App store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the free stages throughout the Festival.

Don't miss all the excitement when CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock airs WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 8|7c on ABC!


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