CMA fest

CMA Fest

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Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, this special features today’s most exciting stars as they hit the stage for a four-day celebration at the biggest country music festival in the world.

Hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini, the three-hour special includes performances by Blake SheltonBrad Paisley, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts.

History of CMA Fest

Launched as Fan Fairin 1972, the very first festival was attended by 5,000 people and was held at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. The event moved to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 1982, then to Downtown Nashville in 2001. From 2010 to this year’s event, CMA Music Festival has sold out Nissan Stadium and drawn nearly 90,000 Country fans to downtown Nashville each day!