“CMA Fest” Brings Summer’s Hottest Hitmakers Centerstage Wednesday, Aug. 3 At 8/7c On ABC


The Music Event of Summer Unveils Set List of 30 Performances  From Today’s Top Music Stars

“CMA Fest” is Hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King

Watch a Sneak Peek of “CMA Fest” HERE 

With just one week before “CMA Fest” airs on screens across America, the Country Music Association reveals the set list of top hits that will be performed during the Music Event of Summer Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 8/7c on ABC and available next day on Hulu. The primetime network special features Dierks Bentley and Elle King as first-time hosts. Catch a sneak peek of “CMA Fest” HERE.

The television special was filmed during the 49th CMA Fest in June at Nissan Stadium in Nashville and features 30 performances of well-known hits performed by the most recognized names in music – all in one night. Viewers can expect performances of the below songs on Aug. 3:

Jason Aldean – “She’s Country” and “Trouble With A Heartbreak”
Kelsea Ballerini – “HEARTFIRST” and “half of my hometown”
Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
Brothers Osborne – “Skeletons”
Kane Brown – “Like I Love Country Music” and “One Mississippi”
Luke Bryan - “Kick The Dust Up”
Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “The Kind Of Love We Make”
Billy Ray Cyrus and Dierks Bentley – “Achy Breaky Heart”
Russell Dickerson – “Love You Like I Used To”
Wynonna Judd with Carly Pearce - “Why Not Me”
Elle King – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Elle King with Ashley McBryde – “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Lady A – “Summer State Of Mind”
Lady A featuring BRELAND – “Need You Now”
Dustin Lynch featuring MacKenzie Porter - “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Old Dominion - “No Hard Feelings”
Thomas Rhett – “Slow Down Summer” and medley of “Get Me Some Of That,” “It Goes Like This” and “Vacation”
Darius Rucker - “Wagon Wheel”
Cole Swindell - “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”
Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”
Carrie Underwood – “Ghost Story” and “Good Girl”
Zac Brown Band – “Out In The Middle”
Zac Brown Band with Darius Rucker - “Chicken Fried”

“CMA Fest” is executive produced by Robert Deaton.

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. Now heading into its 50th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and 39 international countries. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. 2022 marks the 19th consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special.

About ABC Entertainment   
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the 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.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on Hulu.

“CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King airs Wednesday, August 3 at 8/7c on the ABC.
Photo Credit: CMA/ABC