Only on CMC | Thursday 14 September 8pm AEST
Encore screenings Friday 15 September 5pm AEST, Saturday 16 September 2pm AEST, Sunday 17 September 11am AEST, and Monday 18 September 8pm AEST.
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 Shelton, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts.
When Kelsea was in Australia for CMC Rocks QLD 2016 she told us why, in her opinion, country music means ‘truth’:
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!