Sunday, Aug. 4, on The ABC Television NetwoTHOMAS RHETT AND KELSEA BALLERINI RETURN TO HOST
‘CMA FEST,’ THE MUSIC EVENT OF THE SUMMER
BOBBY BONES TAPPED AS ‘CMA FEST’ SPECIAL GUEST HOST
The Country Music Association has announced country music superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will return to host “CMA Fest,” the music event of the summer, with multimedia personality Bobby Bones tapped as a special guest host. “CMA Fest,” the three-hour prime-time concert special, which brings country music’s ultimate fan experience to a national television audience, airs SUNDAY, AUG. 4 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
“This year’s CMA Fest offers something for every music fan,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer. “From surprise collaborations to some of country music’s most exciting, emerging and legendary talent, we’re excited to bring the festival to millions of fans around the world later this summer.”
“‘CMA Fest’ is always the summer’s must-see music event with the biggest names in country music,” says Rob Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming, ABC Entertainment. “With Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning for their third year, and Bobby Bones joining them as special guest host, we know this summer’s festival will knock it out of the park.”