CMA Fest 2018: How to Watch the TV Special Featuring Carrie Underwood & More


CMA Music Festival, Nashville's four-day country music marathon, wowed thousands fans this June with an all-star 2018 lineup including Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan. For those unable to make the live shows at Nissan Stadium, never fear: All the performances were filmed for a broadcast TV special, which premieres tonight (Aug. 8) on ABC.   

The three-hour special — hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini for the second year in a row — will feature performances from Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, and Brett Young.   

Additionally, the show will include a series special guest collaborations. Julia Michaels will join Keith Urban, Morgan Wallen and the Backstreet Boys appear with Florida Georgia Line, and Dwight Yoakam and Dierks Bentley team up for a rendition "Fast As You."  

CMA Fest will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. If you're looking to watch online, click here. Ahead the show, check out a preview performance Jason Aldean singing "You Make It Easy" below.