First Look: Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton Perform On CMA Fest Special

Carrie Underwood [ABC]

ABC’s annual “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock” will feature CMA Fest performances from a laundry list of country superstars.

From Luke Bryan, to Florida Georgia Line, to Kelsea Ballerini, to Jason Aldean, to Dierks Bentley, to Little Big Town, if the act has a high profile in the country world, he or she is likely featured on the special.

In recent days, ABC has shared first look photos of some of the performances that will be featured; Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams, Jr., and Justin Moore are among those in the gallery.

Interestingly, the gallery also features some performers — notably Sam Hunt and Clint Black — who were not in the initial press release about the broadcast.

ABC’s photos follow. Co-hosted by Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, the annual “Country Music’s Night To Rock” special airs at 8PM ET/PT on August 3.

Written by Brian Cantor

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