The Country Music Association announces that the 49th “CMA Fest” will air on ABC with hosts Dierks Bentley and Elle King

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Country Music Association has announced that the 49th annual “CMA Fest,” the music event of the summer, will air Wednesday, August 3 at 8/7 a.m. on ABC.

The special three-hour prime-time concert will deliver the ultimate Country Music fan experience to national television audiences, hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King.

“I’m thrilled that we’re partnering with Dierks and Elle as hosts this year,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “They have such a passion for the fans. I know the chemistry and camaraderie they bring to the stage will be felt by the millions of viewers around the world.”

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This marks Bentley and King’s debut as hosts of “CMA Fest”, and King joins the roster of performers for the Nissan Stadium stage on Sunday, June 12.

As previously announced, Bentley will also perform on Sunday.

“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with our longtime CMA partners for this summer’s must-attend music event, ‘CMA Fest,'” said Rob Mills, Executive Vice President, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney. Television. “With Dierks Bentley and Elle King hosting the evening, music fans everywhere can be sure to expect an unforgettable evening featuring the biggest names in country music.”

The CMA Fest is unlike any other, with tens of thousands of country music fans filling the streets of downtown Nashville for four straight days of live music, socializing and intimate, personal fan experiences at the inside Fan Fair X.

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A limited number of four-day passes, as well as recently announced one-night tickets, to nighttime concerts at Nissan Stadium are available for purchase.

The CMA Fest daytime outdoor stages are free and open to the public.

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