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CMA Announces Lineup For CMA Summer Stay-Cay Special

This is going to be great!

Written by Lauren Laffer
CMA Announces Lineup For CMA Summer Stay-Cay Special
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 14: Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell pose backstage during the inaugural 2019 Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival at Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center on September 14, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

Country music fans may not have been able to make their annual pilgrimage to Nashville for CMA Fest, but the summer isn’t lost yet. To make up for the missed four-day festival, the Country Music Association is hosting a virtual festival of sorts, called the CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold.

Hosted on Facebook and YouTube, the Summer Stay-Cay special will feature appearances from Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Kassi Ashton, Gabby Barrett, Bobby Bones, BRELAND, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Blanco Brown, Kristian Bush, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Travis Denning, Russell Dickerson, Brett Eldredge, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Everette, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Gone West’s Colbie Caillat and Nelly Joy, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Janson, Angie K, King Calaway, Lady A, LANCO, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Brandon Lay, LOCASH, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, Kylie Morgan, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, Rascal Flatts, Michael Ray, Jameson Rodgers, Darius Rucker, The Reklaws, The Shires, Granger Smith, Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Rita Wilson, Charlie Worsham and Brett Young.

Hosted by Lindsay Ell and Jimmie Allen, the online series will include performances, Q&As, games and more started at 5 p.m. CT on the CMA YouTube and Facebook pages.

The CMA Summer Stay-Cay is the kick-off to CMA’s three-hour retrospective called Best of Fest, hosted by Luke Bryan. Best of Fest is scheduled to air Monday, July 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from “CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold”:
• “Women of Summer” performance featuring Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope
• “Say It With A Song” Game with Lauren Alaina, Devin Dawson and HARDY
• Jason Aldean Video Premiere Party featuring the World Premiere of New Music Video “Got What I Got,” special Q&A, Tyler Farr hosting the game “Is This Something Aldean Sings?” with fans, and a special Aldean cover performance by 2020 CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipient Angie K
• Radio Disney Country “Disney Trivia” Challenge with Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell, hosted by
Abby Anderson
• More than 30 one-of-a-kind new performances from artists including Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress,
Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Travis Denning, Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, LOCASH,
Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Carly Pearce, Jameson Rodgers, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, Rita Wilson, and Brett Young, with special collaborations between Jimmie Allen and LANCO, Kassi Ashton and Jordan Davis, and Lee Brice and Carly Pearce
• Quick Chat with Gabby Barrett hosted by Radio Disney Country
• “Super Easy Trivia” with Bobby Bones featuring Blanco Brown, Kristian Bush, Jordan Davis, Gone West’s Colbie Caillat and Nelly Joy, Caylee Hammack, Scotty McCreery, Carly Pearce and Rita Wilson
• Brothers Osborne full band performance of “All Night” and fan Q&A
• CMA Fest Flashback with Eric Church remembering his epic mega-medley performance during CMA Fest 2019, with the never-before-seen full 27-minute acoustic performance available on CMA’s YouTube channel during the live stream
• “’90s Country Cover Challenge” with Russell Dickerson & Friends featuring Dustin Lynch and Carly Pearce
• The Bud Nitro Room pre-show performances with 2020 CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Everette and Kylie Morgan
• “What’s Gonna Happen Next?” — a really random chat with Brantley Gilbert and surprise guests
• “Country Couples Challenge” with Jillian Jacqueline, Charlie Worsham and their spouses
• King Calaway hosts a special edition of “Nashville’s House Band Series” with special guest Darius Rucker
• Lady A special appearance and performance of “What If I Never Get Over You”
• Chris Lane has “Big, Big Plans” to congratulate two fans on their engagement
• Catching Up with Tracy Lawrence and Taste of Country’s Clay Moden
• Tour Buddy Challenge with Maddie & Tae hosted by CMT After MidNite’s Cody Alan
• Maddie & Tae performing their single “Bathroom Floor,” presented by Music Choice
• “Old Fashioned Summer” cocktail creation with Ashley McBryde and special guest Lainey Wilson
• Midland mixes it up with conversation over tequila
• Amazon Music hosts Jon Pardi’s performance of his Amazon Original, reimagined version of “Ain’t Always The Cowboy”
• Quick Chat with Rascal Flatts about their 20 years as a group
• “Honkytonk Tuesday…on a Wednesday!” with Michael Ray featuring special guest Craig Morgan
• Quick Chat with Granger Smith hosted by Elaina Smith of Westwood One Nashville’s Nights with Elaina
• Cole Swindell surprises a Bachelorette Party and performs two of his hit songs
• “Who Knows Their Bandmate Best?” with The Reklaws and The Shires
• Quick Chat with Tenille Townes
• Stay tuned for additional segments to be announced soon!