CMA to Host Two-Night Exclusive Livestream Event Including Performances by Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Blake Shelton and More, Hosted by Luke Bryan

The Country Music Association announced on Monday (June 15) that they will be hosting two nights of the hottest Country Music this summer, bringing together all your favorite artist for two epic events.

Country Music superstar Luke Bryan hosts “CMA Best of Fest,” a three-hour retrospective airing Thursday, July 9 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. The live concert experience features more than 25 unforgettable performances having aired on television over the last 16 years of “CMA Fest,” plus a brand new, not-to-be-missed performance with Bryan and special guest Darius Rucker. Artists appearing in the TV special include: Trace Adkins, Lauren AlainaJason AldeanKelsea BalleriniDierks BentleyGarth BrooksBrooks & Dunn, Brothers OsborneKane BrownLuke BryanKenny ChesneyEric ChurchLuke CombsBilly Ray CyrusDan + ShayLzzy HaleSam HuntJoan JettLady AMiranda LambertLil Nas XLittle Big Town, Tim McGrawMaren MorrisBrad PaisleyRascal FlattsThomas RhettDarius RuckerBlake Shelton, Carrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanDwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band, with special appearances by Bobby BonesJim GaffiganKirk HerbstreitPeyton ManningLionel RichieRob RiggleGwen StefaniMichael Strahan and Rita Wilson. “CMA Best of Fest” is executive produced by Robert Deaton.

The festivities get started a week before on Wednesday, July 1 when chart-topping Country artists Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell host “CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold,” a brand new, multi-hour live stream variety event. Fans can tune into CMA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page to catch more than 50 of their favorite Country acts coming together (while safely apart) for unique performances, atypical Q&As, games and much more during this fun and collaborative summertime celebration. Stay tuned as the full lineup will be announced in the coming days on the CMA Fest app and CMASummerStayCay.com.

Both events celebrate the legacy of CMA Fest, the world’s longest-running Country Music festival taking place in Nashville annually since 1972, which was postponed this year due to safety concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will return to downtown Nashville June 10-13, 2021.

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