For three hours in the second week of August, the CMA Music Fest will make it’s annual pilgrimage to America’s hearts and TV screens as the show airs on ABC on August 8. Hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini (for the second time), the show was filmed during the 47th Annual CMA Music Festival in June.
If you’re in Nashville and want to relive the CMA Music Festival in a cool, festive way, you can head on down to Ole Red Nashville (300 Broadway) and from 6-10pm, you can party with Carly Pearce and The Big 98’s Tige and Mari. Special guests and giveaways are set to be there through the night as well. Admission is free and all are encouraged and invited to attend.
The CMA Fest TV Special showcases 29 of country music’s best and brightest from the four day music festival including Jason Aldean, Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Brett Young. Special guest collaborations include Lauren Alaina with Brown, Julia Michaels with Urban, Morgan Wallen with Florida Georgia Line, and Dwight Yoakam with Bentley.
Stars making their debut performances on the special include Midland, Pardi, Pearce, Wallen and Michaels. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the CMA Music Fest special on ABC, something that no other festival has achieved.
Look for more coverage about the festival in the coming days!