New Performers Announced for CMA August Concert Event on ABC
The world's largest Country Music Fan Experience takes over primetime television with the "CMA Fest" TV special airing Wednesday, Aug. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The three-hour Music Event of Summer is hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini, and features 28 performances by Country's most established artists and rising stars.
Filmed during CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL in NASHVILLE earlier this summer, the special features today's most established and rising Country Music stars including Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, Brett Young, and Chris Young.
The special is executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
SATELLITE: GALAXY 17 (Ku) Digital
TRANSPONDER: 20 - Upper
BANDWIDTH: 18 MHz
DOWNLINK FREQ: 12109 (V)
SYMBOL RATE: 13.235
DATA RATE: 18.2958
ENCODER: MPEG-2 DVB-S QPSK
FORMAT: HD 1080i
About CMA Music Festival: The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. Now 46 years later, the legendary Festival has become the city's signature music event hosting tens of thousands of fans from every state and two dozen foreign countries. The 2017 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL featured 11 stages with more than 300 acts and 100 hours of music, all to benefit music education. This is the 14th consecutive year the event will be broadcast on national television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.
Photo Credit: Bob D'Amico / ABC