During CMA Fest, the Country Music Association held nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium and for the second year in a row, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will return as hosts of CMA Fest, the three-hour special that brings these concerts to a national television audience.
CMA Fest airs Wednesday, Aug 8 at 7pm, on The ABC Television Network and is executive produced by Robert Deaton. “This year’s CMA Fest is our biggest yet with many artists debuting full sets on the Nissan Stadium stage,” said Sarah Trahern, chief executive officer, CMA. “We’re thrilled once again to broadcast CMA Fest and bring the festival to millions of country music fans not only here in the U.S. but all around the world.”
The television special features more than 25 of country music’s biggest names as they hit the stage during the four-day event. 2018 marks the 15th consecutive year of the broadcast, a feat no other U.S. music festival has achieved.
Don’t miss performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea 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 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.