Are you ready for summer's hottest music event? This year, CMA Fest features 29 of country music's biggest names including Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and many more! The three-hour prime-time special premieres WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC and broadcasts for its 15th straight year with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning as hosts, bringing Country Music's Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience.
Filmed during Nashville's 47th annual CMA Fest in June, the television special showcases music's hottest acts as they hit the stage during the four-day festival. Don't miss performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, and Brett Young. Special guest collaborations include Alaina joining Brown, Julia Michaels joining Urban, Morgan Wallen joining Florida Georgia Line, and Dwight Yoakam joining Bentley. Brown, Combs, Midland, Michaels, Pardi, Pearce and Wallen make their debut performances on the CMA Fest television special. 2018 marks the 15th consecutive year of the broadcast, a feat no other U.S. music festival has achieved.
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