Performers Announced For ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock’

Elle King with Dierks Bentley. Photo: Dustry Draper/CMA

Elle King with Dierks Bentley. Photo: Dusty Draper/CMA

The Country Music Association has announced the performers for the upcoming ABC special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, slated for Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett are set to host the three-hour concert event, marking the 12th year ABC will broadcast the special. CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock launched in 2004, and is slated to air on ABC through 2021.

Taking the stage for solo performances are Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

In addition, several artists teamed up for unique collaborations, including Bentley performing with Elle King, Bryan with Urban, Eldredge and Rhett, Lady Antebellum with Cam, Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams, Rascal Flatts with Maren Morris, Tyler with Martina McBride, Hank Williams, Jr. with Chris Janson and Justin Moore, and Chris Young duetting with Cassadee Pope.

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock was filmed during the 2016 CMA Music Festival, which took place June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. The annual event offered live music on 11 stages, and drew more than 600 artists/celebrities, as well as 88,500 fans.

Martina McBride performs with Steven Tyler during CMA Music Festival. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

Martina McBride performs with Steven Tyler during CMA Music Festival. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

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