Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini to Host 2017 CMA Fest

The news is out! The Country Music Association has announced country stars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will co-host the 2017 CMA Music Festival, which airs on ABC later this summer!

The show will be taped June 8-11, during CMA Fest in Nashville. The line-up includes Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Eric Church, and more!

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Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini should have no problem finding their stage chemistry! The two have been touring mates for the last few months for Thomas Rhett’s HOME TEAM TOUR, and Kelsea presented Thomas with the iHeart Radio Country Artist of the Year Award! This is the second year in a row Thomas Rhett will be hosting the ABC special – last year he hosted with Brett Eldridge! 

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Are you excited to see the pair take on the hosting duties this summer? Tickets are still available for CMA Fest! Find yours here.

Feature photo courtesy of Bob D’Amico/ABC 

Written by Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick an intern at Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. She is a Journalism major at Eastern Washington University. She loves country music, pizza, and all things pop-culture. When she's not listening to music or at a concert, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and binge-watching Friends reruns.