Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini Laugh It Up in CMA Fest Blooper Reel

For the second consecutive year, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini teamed up to host the Country Music Association’s CMA Music Festival TV special, CMA Fest. The gig came with a lot of laughs as the two tried to perfect their hosting chops as seen in a blooper reel released by the CMA.

In the clip, the two find themselves tongue-tied and often bust out laughing uncontrollably. At one point, Rhett asks Ballerini about a stray hair on his face, to which the “I Hate Love Songs” singer responds that it’s an actual eyebrow hair.

Teaming up to cover the 2018 festival was a blast for the two friends, though they may cringe at the footage from their inaugural year.

Thomas Rhett Kelsea Ballerini 2018 CMA Music Festival CMA Fest

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini; Photo credit: Ed Herrera/ABC

“Me and Kelsea were in the dress room the other night watching our intros back from last year and we just were both embarrassed at ourselves the entire time. I was yelling the entire time and her hand was just moving the entire time and so we get better at it every year,” Rhett said with a laugh while chatting with Sounds Like Nashville and other media backstage in Nissan Stadium.

Catch Thomas and Kelsea when they host the ABC special CMA Fest, airing on August 8 at 8 p.m. EST

The 2019 CMA Music Festival will return June 6-9, 2019. Pre-sale is available now, with general on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 6. Visit or call the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST for more information.