Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are back to host the 2019 CMA Fest televised special on ABC with special guest host Bobby Bones. What was a multi-day event at Nissan Stadium has been packed into three hours of performances, collaborations and surprises.

The festival, which took place in early June, brought collaborations with country royalty and artists from other genres. This will mark Rhett's fourth year hosting and Ballerini's third year hosting the star-studded event.

“This year’s CMA Fest offers something for every music fan,” says Sarah Trahern, chief executive officer of the Country Music Association in a press release. “From surprise collaborations to some of country music’s most exciting emerging and legendary talent, we’re excited to bring the festival to millions of fans around the world later this summer.”


The 16th-annual CMA Fest Nissan Stadium performances, televised in a packaged special called CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer.

When and Where:

CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer airs on Sunday, Aug. 4, on the ABC network.


Solo performances:

Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
Dierks Bentley – “Living”
Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
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”
Chris Janson – “Good Vibes”
Miranda Lambert – “Locomotive”
Little Big Town – “The Daughters”
Midland – “Mr. Lonely”
Maren Morris – “Girl”
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” and “T-Shirt”
Carrie Underwood – “Southbound”
Keith Urban – “We Were”
Brett Young – “Here Tonight”


Ballerini and The Chainsmokers – “This Feeling”
Morris and Brandi Carlile – “Common”
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens in a Small Town”
Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus and Urban – “Old Town Road”
Tim McGraw and Luke Combs – “Real Good Man”
Brothers Osborne and Brooks & Dunn– “Hard Workin’ Man”
Brothers Osborne with Brooks & Dunn and Ashley McBryde – “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”
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”


Tune into ABC on Aug. 4 at 8PM ET or watch online through the ABC app.

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