Thomas Rhett & Kelsea Ballerini Return as Hosts of CMA Fest Television Special on ABC

Thomas Rhett & Kelsea Ballerini Return as Hosts of CMA Fest Television Special on ABC

If you aren’t lucky enough to be one of the 80,000-plus fans who descend on Nashville during each day of CMA Fest this week, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini have you covered.

Kelsea and TR will once again co-host an upcoming three-hour television special on ABC that features 2018 CMA Fest performances from more than two dozen artists. Filmed during Nashville’s annual CMA Fest on June 7-10, the television special will feature more than 25 of country music’s biggest names as they hit the stage during the four-day event. 2018 marks the 15th consecutive year of the broadcast.

The TV special will air on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

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