It’s almost the time when the three-hour ABC special would be airing featuring performances from this summer’s CMA Music Fest. It’s something that I look forward to watching every year.
This year, CMA Music Fest didn’t happen in June because of the Coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t mean the ABC special has been cancelled as well. This year’s special will be hosted by Luke Bryan and will feature at least 25 performances over the past 16 years. The special will now feature a new performance from Bryan and Darius Rucker.
I am excited for this special. I’ve sat in Nissan Stadium for some of those years and I am looking forward to reliving the excitement. The special will feature performances from artists including Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Lzzy Hale, Sam Hunt, Joan Jett, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band. The show will also include special appearances by Bobby Bones, Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan and Rita Wilson.
The special will air on ABC at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 13. Be sure to follow @ViewsCountry on Twitter to read comments during the special.