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Get Pumped For ABC’s CMA Fest, Airing Tonight


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  • August 16, 2017

There's gonna be a country takeover on TV sets tonight (August 16)! The long-awaited broadcast of June's CMA Fest, the four-day festival featuring artists such as Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks, airs at 8PM E.T. on ABC.

Country stars are already getting some serious buzz going before the show kicks off! There's excitement in the air and the genre's best are drumming up the energy. Check out some of the coolest teasers and hype videos courtesy of your favorite artists!


As you might know, we've got two fantastic hosts for tonight's CMA Fest — Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett. They've been having a grand 'ole time getting ready for this special event and clearly have a comical camaraderie that you can look forward to as well. So much so that Ballerini says “I feel like we're the same person, he's just a boy."

But don't just take our word for it! Have a look at these bloopers that the Country Music Association released and get ready to laugh, because you need to see for yourself how hilarious the duo is going to be.

Keith Urban also wants to stoke the fire and get fans geared up for the action. During his set at the CMA Fest in June, he delivered a jaw-dropping performance of “Blue Ain't Your Color." Urban and the CMA recently released a teaser of the special moment and on top of a little glimpse into Urban's performance, he also talks about its backstory.

Urban describes the tune as “a magic song… I felt it the first time I heard it. When we put the album out, it was one of the songs that everyone was talking about long before it was a single. The stars align sometimes, and those things happen."

Watch the snippet below:

Moments like that are exactly why co-host Ballerini thinks the event is so monumental and why she keeps coming back. This is Ballerini's fourth year involved in the show and according to her, “every year is literally like a whirlwind different CMA Fest." From performing on a smaller stage her first year, to playing the stadium and hosting this year, she's a living testament to the awesomeness that is the CMA Fest.

To get even more amped up, go behind the scenes with the country stars during amazing event.

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