‘CMA Best of Fest’ Airs Tonight On ABC

Country music fans can take a look back at 16 years of performances from CMA Fest tonight (July 13), as Luke Bryan hosts CMA Best of Fest, a three-hour show airing at 7 p.m. CT tonight on ABC.

The show will feature performances including Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins performing “Hillbilly Bone” (CMA Fest 2010), Carrie Underwood performing “Last Name” (CMA Fest 2010), Luke Combs performing “When It Rains It Pours,” Jason Aldean performing “She’s Country” (CMA Fest 2015), Maren Morris performing “GIRL” (CMA Fest 2019), Keith Urban performing “Wasted Time” (CMA Fest 2017), Eric Church and Lizzy Hale performing “That’s Damn Rock & Roll” (CMA Fest 2014), Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus performing “Old Town Road” (CMA Fest 2019), and more.

Other artists on the show will include Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more, with special appearances from Bobby Bones, Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Mannning, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan and Rita Wilson.

Bryan will also offer a new performance alongside Darius Rucker.

CMA Fest is the longest-running country music festival, which has been held in Nashville annually since 1972. The fest was postponed this year due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, but will return to downtown Nashville June 10-13, 2021.


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