Contact Us

Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini Preview Upcoming ‘CMA Fest’ TV Special

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini sat down to talk about their upcoming roles hosting CMA Fest: The Music Event of the Summer, a three-hour TV special featuring performances and highlights from the 2017 CMA Music Festival. Readers can press play above to get a sneak peek at the event.

In addition to co-hosting the CMA Fest TV special, both Ballerini and Rhett also performed during CMA Fest 2017’s nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium in June. The experience was especially memorable for the pair who remember attending CMA Music Festival shows in the same stadium that they now have performed in.

“The coolest thing about this is, me and Thomas both came to CMA Fest as fans. And we both remember where we sat in this stadium as fans, and so I think it gives both of us a bigger appreciation for being able to sing our songs that have been on the radio now on that stage for all these people. ‘Cause we were one of those people,” Ballerini shared in video about their upcoming gig as hosts (and their run as performers in June).

For more information on performances at CMA Fest 2017, and a look at tickets for 2018, visit the CMA Music Festival’s official websiteCMA Fest: The Music Event of the Summer will air on ABC on Aug. 16 at 8 PM ET.

10 Amazing Photos From the 2017 CMA Music Festival

NEXT: More From CMA Fest 2017

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!