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Dierks Bentley and Elle King to host and perform during ‘CMA Fest’ special

The Country Music Association announced that Dierks Bentley and Elle King will host and perform during the three-hour ‘CMA Fest’ special, set to air in August. The organization tweeted: Who’s ready for “CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer? The 3-hour concert special will feature some of Country’s hottest stars, including performances by your HOSTS  @DierksBentley & @ElleKingMusic! Watch Wed, August 3 at 8/7c on @ABCNetwork. It’ll be a party you won’t want to miss!

The special features footage from the CMA Fest music festival, which will take place June 9-12 in Nashville. The lineup includes Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.

CMA CEO Sarah Trahern said in a press release:  “I’m thrilled we get to partner with Dierks and Elle as our hosts this year. 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.”

CMA Fest will air Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.

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