Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini to Host CMA Music Festival Special

Highlights from the annual country-music gathering will air later this summer on ABC

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Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini to Host CMA Music Festival Special
Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett will host this year's CMA Music Festival special on ABC.

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will host the CMA Music Festival special airing later this summer on ABC. It's the first time Ballerini has hosted, and the second for Thomas Rhett, who did the honors with Brett Eldredge last year after Little Big Town's three-year stint as hosts came to an end.

Held June 8th through 11th in Nashville, the four-day festival features daily free concerts, special events and artist meet-and-greets around town, capped by nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium. Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley are among the headliners this year. Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, and Ballerini and Rhett are also set to perform.

Rhett recently performed two sold-out concerts in Nashville and is working his new single "Craving You," a duet with Maren Morris. Ballerini is about to hit the road with Lady Antebellum on their summer tour.