First Look: Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town Perform on CMA Fest Special

Carrie Underwood [ABC]

For the eleventh straight year, ABC will air a “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” special.

Hosted by Little Big Town, this year’s three-hour broadcast will air on August 4.

Comprised of footage captured during the June CMA Festival, the broadcast will feature performances from an array of rising and established country superstars. In addition to LBT, names featured include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, and several more.

In support of the August 4 broadcast, ABC issued first look photos from the broadcast. Those photos, which capture Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Judd and Little Big Town, follow:

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Hot 100: Maddie & Tae’s “Fly,” Cam’s “Burning House” Debut This Week

Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good” Certified 2x Platinum in the US