Thomas Rhett & Kelsea Ballerini To Host CMA Fest Special

By: Cheryl Johnstone

11/6/2019

Country Music News

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will return to co-host the three-hour special on ABC, CMA Fest, set to air on Sunday, Aug. 4th at 8 pm. Filmed during Nashville’s annual four-day CMA Fest, the television special features more than 30 performances and surprise collaborations on stage at Nissan Stadium. 2019 marks the 16th consecutive year of the broadcast, a feat no other U.S. music festival has achieved.

This is Kelsea’s third year to co-host CMA Fest — Thomas’ fourth — and she said the experience has pretty much been a dream come true, getting to talk to and watch all her favourite entertainers hit the stage.

“It’s so fun! I mean, I feel like it gets you more involved in the whole CMA Fest, and for me, personally, just to be able to introduced someone and then watch them. I mean, it keeps us here all four nights and we get to watch our friends and watch our heroes and I’m a fangirl to the core, and just to be able to sit and watch and soak it up every night is super cool.”

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