The Country Music Association (CMA) is treating fans to not one, but two special events this summer showcasing some of the finest Country musicians.
“SUMMER IS COMING and we’re thrilled to bring you the two hottest nights of Country Music!” the association wrote in an Instagram post.
The first event took place on July 1 at 6PM ET, co-hosted by Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell. “CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold” is a multi-hour live stream experience where 50 country acts coming together to perform, take part in Q&A sessions, play games, and more. You can watch the event below.
Their second event takes place one week later on July 13 as Luke Bryan hosts “CMA Best of Fest,” a three-hour live concert event airing on ABC at 8PM ET. The event will feature memorable televised performances from the past 16 years of “CMA Fest.”
Bryan will bring along Darius Rucker for a brand new performance during this special. Other artists set to appear include. Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, 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, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band.
A slew of celebrities including Peyton Manning, Jim Gaffigan, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan, and Rita Wilson are scheduled to make special guest appearances.