September Air Date For CMA Music Fest Special

Posted by Lisa Ann Schleipfer on 07/18/2008

Folks in Nashville are still talking about last month's spectacular CMA Music Fest, and the recap will continue into the fall.  This September, ABC is bringing its viewers behind the scenes of the year's hottest Country Music event.

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock will air on Monday, September 8, at 9:00 p.m. EST. The three-hour recap show will be hosted by a trio of Country Music sweethearts: Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift.

The special will showcase performances at the four-day festival from Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, Alan Jackson, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.

In addition to stellar performances, the show took cameras behind the scenes and gives fans a peek into the backstage world through the eyes of Bucky Covington, John Rich, and Taylor Swift.

The show also plays matchmaker for several surprised superfans, who are introduced to their Country Music idols, like Faith Hill, Kellie Pickler, Keith Urban and Julianne Hough.

More than 208,000 fans turned out for the 2008 CMA Music Fest, tune in to ABC this September and find out why!