Keith Urban, Alabama Among Performers For CMA Fest TV Special

We now know who will be performing for the three-hour CMA Fest TV special, airing on July 19 on ABC. The show will feature performances by Keith Urban, Alabama, Luke Combs, including a song with Vince Gill, Eric Church, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson with Reba McEntire, HARDY, Ashley McBryde, Luke Bryan and more.

Dierks Bentley, Lainey Wilson and Elle King, who hosted the event, will also perform during the broadcast. Bentley and King previously hosted the TV special in 2022 as well. For Bentley, it was one of the highest honors of his professional career to be asked to host the important event.

“Hosting the CMA Fest is the ultimate gig,” Bentley told his record label ahead of CMA Fest. “It’s so fun. I mean, I’ve hosted some big awards shows as well, and those are great too, but this is a four-day festival, so I get to be there for four days. Which, if I was doing it by myself, it would be great because you get a chance to see all your artist buddies you don’t see very often, hear great music, see the all-stars of the country music fans, people that travel from all over the world to be here, and they bring the most energy.

“It’s the greatest fans to play in front of,” he adds. “But, I get to co-host this with two of the funniest people I know – Elle King and Lainey Wilson.”

See a list of all of the performances below. The CMA Fest TV special will air at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Ahead of the televised special, CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair will air on Tuesday, July 18, also at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. The CMA-produced documentary takes a look back at the unique history of the largest and longest-running country music festival, including exclusive artist interviews and never-before-seen archival content.

Passes for the 2024 CMA Fest will be available beginning on July 18.

CMA Fest Performances:

Alabama — “Mountain Music”
Jason Aldean — “Try That In A Small Town”
Dierks Bentley — “Gold”
Luke Bryan — “But I Got A Beer In My Hand”
Eric Church — “Smoke a Little Smoke”/ “Bad Mother Trucker”
Luke Combs — “Love You Anyway”
Dan + Shay — “Speechless”
Jordan Davis — “Buy Dirt”
Vince Gill and Luke Combs — “One More Last Chance”
HARDY featuring Lainey Wilson — “wait in the truck”
Tyler Hubbard — “Dancin’ In The Country”
Jelly Roll – “Need A Favor”
Cody Johnson — “’Til You Can’t”
Cody Johnson and Reba McEntire — “Whoever’s In New England”
Elle King featuring Miranda Lambert — “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges — “If You Were Mine”
Miranda Lambert and Avril Lavigne — “Kerosene/Sk8er Boi”
Little Big Town — “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
Ashley McBryde — “Light On In The Kitchen”
Tim McGraw — “Standing Room Only”
Jo Dee Messina and Carly Pearce — “I’m Alright”
Old Dominion — “Memory Lane”
Jon Pardi — “Your Heart Or Mine”
Carly Pearce — “What He Didn’t Do”
Darius Rucker — “Fires Don’t Start Themselves”
Tanya Tucker with Elle King and Lainey Wilson — “Texas (When I Die)”
Keith Urban — “Wild Hearts”
Lainey Wilson — “Watermelon Moonshine”