CMA Fest 2018: The Best Pictures, Performances and Moments
The CMA Fest's 2018 television broadcast on ABC promises two dozen country performances in three short hours.
Filmed over four nights in Nashville in June, the annual celebration of country music spotlights stars (Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and more), exciting newcomers (Carly Pearce, Kane Brown) and legends (Dwight Yoakam). There were even a few pop cameos at CMA Fest 2018 — see pics below!
We've also curated a list of the best performances, which range from hard-nosed rockers (can't wait to see you again, Brothers Osborne) to soaring ballads (Underwood, Brett Young) and barroom swingers (Midland, doing what Midland do best).
The 2018 CMA Fest broadcast begins at 8PM ET on ABC. Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini host once again.
Confirmed CMA Fest 2018 Performances on ABC:
Brothers Osborne, “Shoot Me Straight”
Carly Pearce, “Hide the Wine”
Carrie Underwood, “Cry Pretty”
Chris Stapleton, “Millionaire”
Dan + Shay
Dierks Bentley, "Woman Amen"
Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, “Fast As You”
Dustin Lynch, “Good Girl”
Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys
Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Keith Urban, Julia Michaels, “Coming Home”
Kelsea Ballerini, “I Hate Love Songs”
Morgan Wallen with Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion, “Hotel Key”
Sam Hunt, “Downtown’s Dead”