Preview Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini’s CMA Fest TV Special
Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are sharing the hosting duties for this year’s televised CMA Fest special on ABC, and they just might end up in your living room. At least that’s what happened for one unsuspecting couple in a new promo video for CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer, which airs on Aug. 16.
As the couple nestle into their couch and turns on the TV, they see the colorful images of CMA Fest 2017 … and Rhett and Ballerini walk out of the TV, much to their shock.
“Guys, welcome to the music event of summer!” Ballerini exclaims. “Are you ready to get this party started?” Rhett asks as the couple (and their dog) nod in unison.
CMA Fest 2017 boasted a hot lineup of performances from Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Three must-see collaborations are also teased in this promo clip, including Rhett with Maren Morris, Darius Rucker with Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild and Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell.
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As the CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer promo comes to a close, Rhett serenades the family’s dog with “Star of the Show” while Ballerini waits impatiently.
“Are you done yet? We have a show to host!” she urges. The show will broadcast on Aug. 16 at 8PM ET via ABC.
CMA Fest is an annual country music festival that happens in Nashville, Tenn., each June. Thousands of country fans from all over the world descend on lower Broadway for four days and nights of live country music and the chance to meet their favorite artists.
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