Buckle up country music fans, because CMA Best of Fest is just hours away from premiering on ABC.
Hosted by Luke Bryan, the three-hour retrospective special will feature 25 performances throughout the CMA Fest’s 16-year history. Look out for past performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood.
Country superstars including Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay and Maren Morris are also set to perform during the television event, with special appearances by Lionel Richie, Gwen Stefani, Rita Wilson and more.
Bryan will also be pulling double duty during the special, capping off the evening with a brand-new performance alongside Darius Rucker.
“I’m so glad that we were able to put a show together with CMA Best of Fest and let the fans at home relive a lot of these memories,” Bryan said during an appearance this morning on Good Morning America. “I had to go host — I hosted this show in an empty football stadium and it was very emotional. It was just heartbreaking that all of our fans couldn’t be there this year, but it’s just one more testament of how crazy this year is.”
The retrospective will air live on ABC in the Eastern and Central time zones, at 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively, with delayed showings in Mountain (7:00 p.m. MT) and Pacific (8:00 p.m. PT) time. It will also be available to watch on multiple streaming platforms including Hulu, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV.
Check out Bryan’s appearance on GMA ahead of CMA’s Best of Fest below.