The Country Music Association and ABC have announced that their star-studded summer concert event, CMA Summer Jam, will air Thursday, Sept. 2 on ABC at 7:00-10:00 p.m. CT. The event marks the first concert broadcast event for CMA in nearly two years.
Filmed for two nights from the open-air Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville, the artists featured in CMA Summer Jam include Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.
Never in a million years would I have thought I would get to share the stage with someone this cool! @DwightYoakam you are a LEGEND and, now, a friend as well! Thank you! #CMASummerJam Guitars…Cadillacs…And Cowboy Hats 📸: @JeffJohnsonFilm pic.twitter.com/1T9kYc3tQl
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) July 28, 2021
Additional performances featured in the primetime special will include Bentley with Breland and Hardy live from Bentley’s Whiskey Row nightclub on Broadway, Eric Church from the center of the city’s John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge overlooking the Cumberland River, and Darius Rucker taking the outdoor stage at Nashville’s brand new Fifth & Broadway complex downtown.
“I am still grinning ear to ear from these last two nights of incredible live Country Music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA CEO. “Seeing artists finally return to the stage and the reaction from fans was absolutely electric. Viewers are in for such a treat from familiar superstars and fresh new faces when CMA Summer Jam airs on Sept. 2 on ABC.”
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