Sporting a yellow Dolly Parton t-shirt, Aldean worked every inch of the massive Nissan Stadium stage for his “She’s Country” performance as his wife, Brittany, watched from the front of the crowd.
For CMA Fest, Brittany sported a custom denim romper with “Mrs. Aldean” airbrushed on the back.
Aldean slowed things down for his “Trouble With A Heartbreak” performance as he crooned over a breakup.
The Georgia native said he was thrilled to be back at CMA Fest.
“It’s fun to be back. I know we’re excited to play and hopefully fans after a couple of years are excited to back,” Aldean shared ahead of his performance. “It’s a special week for them and for us, so we’re looking forward to it.”
Watch Jason Aldean’s CMA Fest performances below.
The show marked Aldean’s long-awaited return to the stage ahead of the kickoff of his Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour, which runs through the fall.
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.
The three-hour music event of the summer featured 30+ performances and surprise collaborations from some of Country music’s hottest stars, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Russell Dickerson, Lady A, Parker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band and more.
The Music Event of Summer, which marked the 49th year of the festival, was hosted by first-time hosts Dierks Bentley and Elle King.
“I think Elle brings so much to the table,” Bentley shared. “Onstage she’s just a riot and also super talented – a great combination of talent with comedic humor. A lot of spontaneous moments between the two of us and just a lot of laughs.”
“I am co-hosting this whole shebang,” King added. “Not only do I get to do it with my buddy Dierks, I also get to see all these incredible performances and be a part of a big party!”
The CMA Fest special aired at 8/7c on Wednesday, Aug. 3 via ABC Network and will stream via Hulu on Thursday (Aug. 4).
Additionally, CMA Fest will return to Nashville in 2023 for its 50th anniversary. The event will take place June 8-11 and tickets are on sale now.