- Tonight marks the hottest country music event of the summer featuring performances by Jason Aldean, Lady A, Lil Nas X, Carrie Underwood and more along with a brand-new performance by Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker on ABC.
The show must go on, join Country superstar Luke Bryan as he hosts CMA’s Best of Fest tonight on ABC.
The three-hour retrospective summer event will feature the hottest country music and the most memorable CMA Fest performances over the years featuring your favorite stars Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Lady A, Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, and Carrie Underwood along with a brand-new performance with Bryan and special guest Darius Rucker.
The live concert experience will also feature artists Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Lzzy Hale, Sam Hunt, Joan Jett, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band.
“I’m so glad that we were able to put a show together with CMA Best of Fest and let the fans at home relive a lot of these memories,” Bryan told Good Morning America, today. “I had to go host — I hosted this show in an empty football stadium and it was very emotional. It was just heartbreaking that all of our fans couldn’t be there this year, but it’s just one more testament of how crazy this year is.”
The special event will air live on ABC at 8PM ET. It will also be available to watch on multiple streaming platforms including Hulu, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV. Fans can tune into CMA’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and on cmafest.com/watch for more information on how to watch.
CMA Best of Fest celebrates the legacy of CMA Fest, the world’s longest-running Country Music festival taking place in Nashville annually since 1972, which was postponed this year due to safety concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.