Kelsea Ballerini counts down to ABC’s annual CMA Fest special with multiple TV appearances

ABC/Mark LevineThe countdown is on to the annual three-hour CMA Fest special on ABC, and Kelsea Ballerini is taking to TV to promote it. For the second year in a row, the “Legends” hitmaker hosts the show alongside her pal Thomas Rhett.

Kelsea kicks off her TV appearances this Wednesday on Late Night with Seth Meyers, which starts at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.

Then it’ll be an early call on Friday, as she plays Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series for the first time live from New York City's Central Park. It’s a good bet you’ll hear Kelsea’s latest hit, “I Hate Love Songs,” at some point during the show. You can watch for her starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Then on Wednesday, August 8, the CMA Fest special takes over prime time on ABC. You can catch all the action, recorded in June at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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Watch now: Florida Georgia Line says "Meant to Be" CMA Awards performance will be "super-powerful"ABC/Kelsey McNeal"Meant to Be," Florida Georgia Line's record-breaking collaboration with Bebe Rexha, is nominated for Single and Musical Event of the Year at Wednesday's CMA Awards.  While the duo and Bebe have teamed up to perform "Meant to Be" at a number of other awards shows in the past year, FGL's Brian Kelley says the one they're doing Wednesday night will be the best yet.

"We've got a different type of performance scheduled. We've got a little surprise, a little different version of it, but it's gonna be super-powerful," Brian tells ABC Radio.

"We're just excited about getting out there, performing together," he adds. "We've done it a couple of times, but I think this'll be the best, this'll be the most powerful and we're just excited about seeing the faces of our friends and family and fans....seeing their reactions and [hearing] their thoughts."

Between the two categories in which the song's nominated, Tyler Hubbard knows which one he'd rather win: Single of the Year.

"I think that song just deserves some recognition," he tells ABC Radio. "I think it'd be cool to get up there and share a stage with Bebe -- just to share that moment, I think it'd be really special."

He adds, "That song's changed our life, all three of our lives, and it's just unexpected and very, very cool to see what that song's done this year and how it's connected with our fans and continued to inspire us." 

Tune in to see which trophies, if any, "Meant to Be" wins when the 52nd Annual CMA Awards air live from Nashville on ABC Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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