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CMA's "Best of Fest" will replace CMA Fest

June 19, 2020



Luke Bryan is set to host the CMA Best of Fest on July 13 at 8pm EST on ABC, which will take place in lieu of the 2020 CMA Fest which has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19. This year’s cancellation marks the first in the festival’s 48 year history.

Lil Nas X, Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Billy Ray Cyrus, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood are among the nearly three dozen artists set to perform on the Best of Fest.

There will also be special appearances by Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Michael Strahan, and more.

Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell will also host CMA Summer Stay-Cay on July 1 set to stream across CMA’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The live stream event will feature performances, Q&As, and more from over 50 artists. A full lineup has yet to be announced.