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“CMA Fest” Unveils Full List of Performances for 2023 Telecast

Hosted by Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson, CMA Fest will air next Wednesday, July 19th on ABC, streaming on Hulu next day.

The biggest event of summer is back!

The Country Music Association has announced this year’s CMA Fest’s performances, featuring a ton of classics, collaborations and new acts to watch in the scene. 

Hosted by Dierks Bentley, Lainey Wilson, and Elle King the 50th anniversary of country music’s biggest festival will features performances from Bentley, Wilson, King, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Alabama, Jason Aldean, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, Vince Gill, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Tyler Hubbard, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Carly Pearce, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Tanya Tucker, and Keith Urban

Many hits will be performed at Nissan Stadium as well as can’t-miss first-time collaborations. Miranda Lambert is performing her song “Kerosene” with pop sensation Avril Lavigne as well as Lavigne’s hit “Sk8er Boi.” Lambert is also performing her song with Leon Bridges, and her classic “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) with co-host King. Pearce will be singing “I’m Alright” with legend Jo Dee Messina


Bentley and King both hosted the event in 2022, while the “Watermelon Moonshine” singer is joining them for the very first time. 

The night before the show’s release, ABC is airing CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair; a documentary showcasing the history of CMA Fest throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Never-before-seen exclusive content, interviews and performances will be broadcasted. 

See the set list below and don’t forget to watch CMA Fest when it airs next Wednesday, July 19th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC, and streaming next day on Hulu. 

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”

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