The CMA Fest, the TV special featuring performances from Nashville's music Event of Summer, will air Sunday, August 4 at 7 CT on ABC. The special will be hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini with special guest host Bobby Bones.
It was filmed during Nashville's 48th annual CMA Fest in June and the special will feature more than 30 acts as they appear during the four-day festival. Collaborations will include Lil Nas X joined by Billy Ray Cyrus and Keith Urban, Kelsea Balleriniand The Chainsmokers, Brothers Osborne with Brooks & Dunn and Ashley McBryde, Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell, Tim McGraw and Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile, and Carrie Underwood with Joan Jett.
Additional performers incude Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Florida, Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett and Brett Young.