NASHVILLE – Just when you think it can’t get any hotter,
more superstar performers have been announced for “CMA Music Festival: Country’s
Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug.
5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Adding their chops and charm to
the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy
Hale, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert,
Lady Antebellum,and Blake Shelton with season 2 contestant
of “The Voice” Gwen Sebastian.
Hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group
of the Year Little Big Town, the special was filmed during the
sold-out CMA Music Festival in June. The annual conclave is a four-day party celebrating
America’s music in the epicenter of the format, Nashville.
Previously announced performers
included Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert,
Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell,
The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
The special first aired
in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which
invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The
annual special will air on ABC through 2021.