Luke Bryan hosts tonight's (Monday, July 13th) CMA Best of Fest, a three-hour retrospective airing at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The live concert experience features more than 25 performances having aired on television over the last 16 years of CMA Fest, plus a brand new performance with Luke and special guest Darius Rucker.
As host of the show, Luke has the inside track on what fans can look forward to seeing tonight. ["What fans can expect from the Best of Fest show is just a glimpse back into the history of CMA Fest. I mean, to think about the amazing performances through the years and the fact that we get to kind of go back and cherry pick and really show the fans some of the most special moments we've had. There's so many great memories so it'll be fun to kind of roll back the clock and watch some of those old magic moments."] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . old magic moments.)
Artists appearing in the TV special include: Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Lzzy Hale, Sam Hunt, Joan Jett, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band.
CMA Best of Fest will also include special appearances by Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan and Rita Wilson.
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