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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