The Country Music Association's "CMA Summer Jam" Airs Tomorrow

Three-Hour Primetime Special Features More Than 30 Performances and Never-Before-Seen Collaborations from Country Music’s Hottest Stars.

NASHVILLE— The Country Music Association is bringing Country’s hottest stars to TV viewers everywhere tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 2 when “CMA Summer Jam” airs on ABC (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Filmed July 27-28 with the Nashville skyline as the backdrop, this three-hour, artist-curated primetime special features more than 30 individual performances and collaborations from the biggest names in Country Music.

Artists featured in “CMA Summer Jam” include Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam all performing from locations across downtown Nashville.

Pearce will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday morning during the 8:00 AM/ET hour to discuss her performance. Barrett will join ABC’s “GMA3: What You Need to Know” to share about her “CMA Summer Jam” experience as well.

“CMA Summer Jam” marks the first concert broadcast event for CMA in nearly two years. The special was filmed July 27-28 at Nashville’s open-air Ascend Amphitheater in accordance with all CDC, DGA, IATSE and SAG/AFTRA guidelines.

Fans can join the conversation on social media during the show using #CMASummerJam and follow official CMA handles on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Vevo.

“CMA Summer Jam” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Writer, and Alan Carter is the Director.

About the Country Music Association

Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. Music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a network television special, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.” All of CMA’s television properties air on ABC. 

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “Station 19” and fall’s groundbreaking No. 1 new series, “Big Sky”; trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs” and “Home Economics”; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley,” “Match Game,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as two critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”