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‘CMA Fest – The Music Event of Summer’ Returns to ABC in August

Relive the biggest moments from this year's CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

Written by Chris Parton
‘CMA Fest – The Music Event of Summer’ Returns to ABC in August
“CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini with special guest host Bobby Bones, airs Sunday, August 4 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. Photo Credit: CMA/ABC

As usual, this year’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville felt like a cross between a family reunion and an all-inclusive vacation for country stars and their fans, with four nights of stadium concerts and a city full of free music to enjoy. But if you couldn’t make the June event, you’re in luck, because it’s coming to ABC as CMA Fest – The Music Event of Summer.

Airing Sunday, August 4 at 8/7c, the broadcast will gather more than 30 live performances from country’s hottest superstars, hosted once again by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini — with special guest host Bobby Bones for the first time. For the 16th year in a row, exhilarating footage from each night’s Nissan Stadium shows will keep you on the edge of your seat, offering a high-definition look at today’s country genre through artists like Luke Combs, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and yes, Lil Nas X.

The fun begins on August 4, but in the meantime here’s a look at just some of the big names and all-star collaborations on tap for CMA Fest – The Music Event of Summer.

Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
Kelsea Ballerini and The Chainsmokers – “This Feeling”
Dierks Bentley – “Living”
Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
Brothers Osborne with Brooks & Dunn and Ashley McBryde – “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”
Brothers Osborne and Brooks & Dunn– “Hard Workin’ Man”
Kane Brown“Good as You”
Luke Bryan – “Knockin’ Boots”
Luke Combs“Beer Never Broke My Heart”
Dan + Shay“All To Myself”
Florida Georgia Line – “Talk You Out Of It”
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”
Chris Janson – “Good Vibes”
Miranda Lambert – “Locomotive”
Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus and Keith Urban – “Old Town Road”
Little Big Town – “The Daughters”
Tim McGraw and Luke Combs – “Real Good Man”
Midland – “Mr. Lonely”
Maren Morris“Girl”
Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – “Common”
Old Dominion“Make It Sweet”
Pistol Annies – “Sugar Daddy”
Rascal Flatts – “Back to Life”
Blake Shelton“God’s Country”
Thomas Rhett – “Look What God Gave Her”
Carrie Underwood – “Southbound”
Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett – Medley of “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Bad Reputation,” Crimson and Clover,” “Fresh Start” and “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Keith Urban – “We Were”
Brett Young – “Here Tonight”