CMA to Host Two Nights of the Hottest Country Music This Summer with “CMA Best of Fest” and Brand New Live Stream Event

The CMA announced a new multi-hour live stream variety event “CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold,” hosted by Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell will air on Wednesday, July 1.

Catch it live on CMA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page to see more than 50 of your favorite Country artists coming together (while safely apart) for unique performances, atypical Q&As, games and much more during this fun and collaborative summertime celebration.

The CMA also announced Luke Bryan will host “CMA Best of Fest” Airing Thursday, July 9 on ABC, featuring three hours of the most memorable “CMA Fest” performances over the years.

Artists appearing in the TV special include: Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, 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, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band, with special appearances by Bobby Bones, Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan and Rita Wilson.