Miranda Lambert Joins CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK Lineup
Summer's hottest concert special just got hotter with the addition of reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert - including a fiery duet with Carrie Underwood - to the star-studded lineup on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock."
Filmed during the sold-out CMA Music Festival in June, which is a four-day party celebrating America's music, the special also features stadium concert performances by Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban, and a Late Night Jam at a Nashville club with Cole Swindell.
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.
The Aug. 12, 2013 airing of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" (8.3 million and 2.0/6) dominated its three-hour time period and spiked over 2012's telecast (5.7 million and 1.5/4 on 9/17/12) by 46 percent in viewers and by 33 percent in Adults 18-49. In fact, the 2013 special drew the biggest-ever audience on ABC and equaled a seven-year high in Adults 18-49 (since 2006). ABC began airing the annual program in 2005.
"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" is executive-produced by Robert Deaton.