5 Can’t-Miss Performances on Tonight’s ‘CMA Fest’ Special

Folks, time to do a little live tweeting.

Tonight at 8/7c on ABC, “CMA Fest” takes place.

Filmed during Nashville’s 47th annual CMA Fest, the television special showcases 29 superstars as they hit the stage during the four-day festival. Catch performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Brett Young. Special guest collaborations include Lauren Alaina with Brown, Julia Michaels with Urban, Morgan Wallen with Florida Georgia Line, and Dwight Yoakam with Bentley.

Thomas Rhett returns to host “CMA Fest” for a third year, and Ballerini returns for a second year.

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Here are five can’t-miss performances during tonight’s special.

5. Brothers Osborne

4. Luke Combs

3. Chris Stapleton

2. Carrie Underwood

1. Dierks Bentley (also with special guest Dwight Yoakam)

photo credit: John Shearer/CMA