On Wednesday night fans will get a chance to catch their favorite country crooners belt out some twangy tunes during the 2016 “CMA Music Festival” — a four-day event that was previously filmed for TV when the Nashville festival took place in June.
Some of my favorite memories are me and my buddies sitting in the nosebleeds watching our heroes play,” Rhett spoke of his love for the festival, which began in 1972, during an interview with CMA World in June.
Performers like Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton and more will have audiences taping their toes from the comfort of their living rooms during CMA’s “Country’s Night to Rock.” Audiences will also get a chance to witness what many attendees of the CMA Music Festival had the chance to observe: the outstanding duets.
According to the synopsis for the ABC special, the show will “highlight many collaborations” from Bentley and Elle King’s performance of “Different for Girls,” to Steven Tyler and Martina McBride’s rendition of “Cryin’” and even Pharrell William’s collaboration with Little Big Town on the single “One of Those Days.” Viewers can watch the musical phenomenon when the 2016 “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airs on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Brett Eldredge, pictured during the 2015 CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, will co-host the 2016 event alongside Thomas Rhett.