“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is your front-row seat to the hottest concert performances of the summer. Hosted for the second time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the three-hour special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Filmed during the sold-out CMA Music Festival in June, the special spotlights America’s music in the epicenter of the format – Nashville – and features full-scale stadium performances by Little Big Town, Tim McGraw with special guest Faith Hill, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, and Zac Brown Band with special guest Richie Sambora, in addition to a Late Night Jam in a downtown Nashville club featuring Justin Moore with Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx of Motley Crüe.
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert (including special guest Carrie Underwood), Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton (with special guest Gwen Sebastian), Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.
The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.