NASHVILLE—“CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer, is just around the corner! The Country Music Association has revealed performances featured in its “CMA Fest” primetime television special, airing Wednesday, July 19 at 8/7c on ABC and available next day on Hulu.
Hosted by Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson, the three-hour concert event features can’t-miss collaborations and unforgettable performances that took place during the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest just last month in Nashville. Featured “CMA Fest” performers include Alabama, Jason Aldean, Bentley, Leon Bridges, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, Vince Gill, HARDY, Tyler Hubbard, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, King, Miranda Lambert, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Darius Rucker, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban, and Wilson. See below for the full list of songs performed.
Alabama — “Mountain Music”
Jason Aldean — “Try That In A Small Town”
Dierks Bentley — “Gold”
Luke Bryan — “But I Got A Beer In My Hand”
Eric Church — “Smoke a Little Smoke”/ "Bad Mother Trucker”
Luke Combs — “Love You Anyway”
Dan + Shay — “Speechless”
Jordan Davis — “Buy Dirt”
Vince Gill and Luke Combs — “One More Last Chance”
HARDY — “TRUCK BED”
HARDY featuring Lainey Wilson — “wait in the truck”
Tyler Hubbard — “Dancin’ In The Country”
Jelly Roll – “Need A Favor”
Cody Johnson — “’Til You Can’t”
Cody Johnson and Reba McEntire — “Whoever’s In New England”
Elle King featuring Miranda Lambert — “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges — “If You Were Mine”
Miranda Lambert and Avril Lavigne — “Kerosene/Sk8er Boi”
Little Big Town — “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
Ashley McBryde — “Light On In The Kitchen”
Tim McGraw — “Standing Room Only”
Jo Dee Messina and Carly Pearce — “I’m Alright”
Old Dominion — “Memory Lane”
Jon Pardi — “Your Heart Or Mine”
Carly Pearce — “What He Didn’t Do”
Darius Rucker — “Fires Don’t Start Themselves”
Tanya Tucker with Elle King and Lainey Wilson — “Texas (When I Die)”
Keith Urban — “Wild Hearts”
Lainey Wilson — “Watermelon Moonshine”
Leading up to the “CMA Fest” television special on July 19, viewers can enjoy the broadcast debut of “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair,” airing Tuesday, July 18 at 9/8c on ABC. The CMA-produced documentary celebrates the unique history of the largest and longest-running Country Music festival, including exclusive artist interviews and never-before-seen archival content.
While watching back-to-back nights of Country Music on ABC, fans can be sure to get in on the fun for next year by purchasing passes for CMA Fest 2024. Four-night stadium passes for the 51st CMA Fest, which takes place in Nashville Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 AM/CT. For details, visit CMAfest.com. CMA Country Connection email subscribers gain presale access Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM/CT.
About CMA Fest
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary this year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts over 90,000 fans a day from all 50 states and 51 international countries. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with hundreds of artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. This is the 20th consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special on ABC.
About the CMA Foundation
The Country Music Association established the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), in 2011 to leverage strategic partnerships, professional development for qualified music teachers and grant distribution to improve and withstand equitable music education programs for all students nationwide. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the CMA Foundation focuses on providing sustainability, advocacy and accountability within music education by investing in various resources for students, schools and communities.