Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett Return to Host ‘CMA Fest’ TV Special
Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are back as a team! For the second year in a row, the two singers have been tapped to host ABC's CMA Fest TV special, which will feature highlights from this year's four-day festival.
The live event kicks off this Thursday (June 7) and runs through June 10, but the telecast will air in August.
"We're back," note both artists enthusiastically on their respective social media accounts — a sentiment that was met with enthusiastic responses by fans.
Four days of performances will be packed into three hours. Although the show will mainly showcase sets from the fest's nightly shows at Nashville's Nissan Stadium, some of the performances historically are captured at smaller venues around town and will offer those who weren't lucky enough to attend in person a glimpse at all the excitement. Viewers can expect to see high points from this year's standout lineup: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton and Chris Stapleton are all performing.
The Aug. 8 special is set to air 7PM CT on ABC.
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