CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer will premiere Wednesday, August 8th 8|7 c on ABC. This will be the 15th straight year that the biggest musical festival of the year will be aired on TV. The three-hour primetime broadcast will be hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini. Country music fans (especially those who didn’t have a chance to attend this year’s CMA Fest in Nashville) can now experience the event!

The special will showcase performances during the 47th annual CMA Fest in Nashville that was held over four days this past June. Look for performances from:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Cole Swindell
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Keith Urban
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Jake Owen
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Carly Pearce
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Brett Young
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Brett Eldridge
  • Sam Hunt
  • Luke Combs
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Midland
  • Blake Shelton
  • Darius Rucker
  • Old Dominion
  • Chris Stapleton

Many of the artists, like Carly Pearce, Jon Pardi, Midland, Luke Combs, and Kane Brown, made their debut appearances at CMA Fest this year.

Thomas Rhett will return for his third year of hosting duties, while it will be Kelsea Ballerini’s second time hosting the special. Robert Deaton is the executive producer.

This year, CMA Fest had a total of 11 stages and featured 300 musical acts. The proceeds from the music festival went to benefit the CMA Foundation, which is committed to providing sustainable music education initiatives across the U.S.

Stay tuned to Music Mix Daily for more news about the show!

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