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"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock"

Jul 18, 2013 -- 1:06pm

CMA's Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town are set to host this summer's hottest television music event the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Monday, August 12th at 8:00-11:00 PM/ET on ABC.     

The three-hour special has an incredible lineup and will feature performances and appearances by: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, the cast of "Duck Dynasty," "Nashville" star Charles Esten, Hunter Hayes, "Dancing with the Stars" champion Derek Hough, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGRaw, Kip Moore, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Lennon and Maisy Stella of "Nashville," Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band.   

The Festival was Filmed on June 6th– 9th, and features special behind-the-scene access, interviews, day-in-the life segments, late-night jams, and surprise collaborations. This marks the 10th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind special, which showcases America's biggest Country Music bash. Little Big Town will host the special for the first time, and they will perform as well! The band had been nominated for 12 CMA Awards and took home trophies in 2012 for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year.      

What originally started as Fan Fair in 1972, the legendary event now features performances by every major star in Country Music. The festival started with 5,000 fans and has now grown to a daily attendance of more than 80,000, representing every state and 27 foreign countries.The televised special of the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," debuted in 2004 as a two-hour special highlighting the Festival and Music City. The ABC Television Network has aired the special since 2005, and expanded the program to three hours in 2009. The special will air annually on ABC through 2021. Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more! The CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience a four-day celebration of America's music. 

The CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's LIVE Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).     

The 2013 CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association.The "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" was shot in high definition and will air on 

Monday, Aug. 12th at 8:00-11:00 PM/ET on ABC!!

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