As NASHVILLE gears up for this week’s four-day CMA FEST, the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) revealed TODAY (6/5) that its annual summer time tv particular filmed in the course of the pageant will air on ABC on WEDNESDAY, JULY nineteenth at 7p (CT). The three-hour particular celebrates the pageant’s milestone fiftieth anniversary, and can be hosted for the second yr by DIERKS BENTLEY and ELLE KING, joined for the primary time this yr by co-host LAINEY WILSON. Performers can be revealed within the coming weeks.
“I couldn’t be extra excited to welcome DIERKS, ELLE and LAINEY as our ‘CMA FEST’ hosts this yr,” mentioned CMA CEO SARAH TRAHERN, “As followers skilled final yr, the vitality DIERKS and ELLE carry to the stage is palpable. and can solely be amplified with the addition of LAINEY this yr. Every of those artists have a deep ardour for CMA FEST and the Nation music followers from across the globe who journey to NASHVILLE for the occasion. We’re thrilled to have all three of them collectively to assist us have a good time 50 years.”
ROBERT DEATON returns as Government Producer and author for the “CMA FEST” particular, joined by director ALAN CARTER. This yr marks the twentieth consecutive one through which CMA has produced a summer time TV live performance particular.