Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Parker McCollum; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Parker McCollum; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

CMA Fest ABC Special: Who’s Performing? What Songs Are Being Performed? & How To Watch?

The countdown to CMA Fest on ABC is on!

On Wednesday evening, August 3, fans across the nation will have the chance to relive CMA Fest during a three-hour special on ABC.

The music event of the summer will feature 30+ performances and surprise collaborations from some of Country music’s hottest stars, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Lady A, Parker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band and more.

As the excitement for CMA Fest builds, the Country Music Association has revealed the list of songs that will be performed during the three-hour special.

To prepare for the upcoming special, Music Mayhem has compiled a list of everything you need to know and how to watch the ABC special.

The CMA Fest ABC Special was filmed in Downtown Nashville at Nissan Stadium during the star-studded, four-day festival, which took place Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12.

How To Watch & When?

CMA Fest will air on Wednesday, August 3 at 8/7c on ABC.

Who Will Host The Show?

Elle King and Dierks Bentley are co-hosting the three-hour special, which marks Bentley and King’s CMA Fest hosting debut.

“I’m thrilled we get to partner with Dierks and Elle as our hosts this year,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “They have such passion for the fans. I know the chemistry and camaraderie they bring to the stage will be felt by the millions of TV viewers around the globe.”

“We are excited to once again collaborate with our longtime partners at CMA for this summer’s must-see music event, ‘CMA Fest,’” says Rob Mills, Executive Vice President, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “With Dierks Bentley and Elle King hosting the evening, music fans everywhere can be sure to expect an unforgettable night featuring the biggest names in Country Music.”

What Songs Are Being Performed?

Jason Aldean – “She’s Country” and “Trouble With A Heartbreak”
Kelsea Ballerini – “HEARTFIRST” and “half of my hometown”
Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
Brothers Osborne – “Skeletons”
Kane Brown – “Like I Love Country Music” and “One Mississippi”
Luke Bryan - “Kick The Dust Up”
Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “The Kind Of Love We Make”
Billy Ray Cyrus and Dierks Bentley – “Achy Breaky Heart”
Russell Dickerson – “Love You Like I Used To”
Wynonna Judd with Carly Pearce - “Why Not Me”
Elle King – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Elle King with Ashley McBryde – “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Lady A – “Summer State Of Mind”
Lady A featuring BRELAND – “Need You Now”
Dustin Lynch featuring MacKenzie Porter - “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Old Dominion - “No Hard Feelings”
Thomas Rhett – “Slow Down Summer” and medley of “Get Me Some Of That,” “It Goes Like This” and “Vacation”
Darius Rucker - “Wagon Wheel”
Cole Swindell - “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”
Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”
Carrie Underwood – “Ghost Story” and “Good Girl”
Zac Brown Band – “Out In The Middle”
Zac Brown Band with Darius Rucker - “Chicken Fried”

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