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Lainey Wilson, Dierks Bentley & Elle King to Host 'CMA Fest' on ABC

The Country Music Association puts together the hottest festival weekend in country music every year. This year, CMA Fest will be hosted by Lainey Wilson, Dierks Bentley, and Elle King. The annual TV special will be broadcasted on ABC on July 19th and will be streaming on Hulu the next day.

“I could not be more excited to welcome Dierks, Elle and Lainey as our ‘CMA Fest’ hosts this year,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer via a press release. “As fans experienced last year, the energy Dierks and Elle bring to the stage is palpable and will only be amplified with the addition of Lainey this year. Each of these artists have a deep passion for CMA Fest and the Country Music fans from around the globe who travel to Nashville for the event. We are thrilled to have all three of them together to help us celebrate 50 years!”


CMA Fest is looking to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Initially called Fan Fair, the festival brings together fans and artists alike. Bentley and King hosted the TV special last year while this will be Wilson's first time. The 2023 festival will run from June 8th-11th.


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