Lindsay Ell pours "Two Pina Coladas" for ‘CMA Summer Stay-Cay,’ as she hosts online special with Jimmie Allen

Country Music AssociationThe annual CMA Fest may've been impossible in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Country Music Association's still found a way to have a party -- several, in fact -- with the fans.

The first happens today at 6 p.m. ET, as CMA Summer Stay-Cay kicks off on YouTube and Facebook, hosted by Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell

"It's gonna be fun," Jimmie predicts. "I have no idea what you can expect, because I have no idea what I'm going to expect, but I know it's gonna be fun."

"She's a friend of mine," he adds of Lindsay, "and every time, you know, we're around each other, it's always a good time. She always brings everything she's got. So it's gonna be fun, for sure."

Lindsay offers a few more details about what she has up her sleeve.

"Fans can expect a lot of laughs, a lot of games," Lindsay explains. "Jimmie and I always make fun of each other. We're label mates. We're good friends. So it's gonna be a lot of fun, let me just say."

The "What Happens in a Small Town" hitmaker also teams up with Lauren Alaina and Cassadee Pope for a trio version of the Garth Brooks classic, "Two Pina Coladas."

"My CMA Stay-Cay performance is full of summery things, beautiful girls -- some of my my best friends in town," Lindsay says. "I'm so excited for you to see it. You're definitely gonna feel like the summer has started."

The summer fun continues on Monday, July 13, when Luke Bryan hosts the three-hour CMA Best of Fest special starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

Look for Kane BrownJason AldeanLuke CombsEric ChurchBrothers Osborne and many more on tonight's CMA Summer Stay-Cay as well.

By Stephen Hubbard
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“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased pic.twitter.com/L7kiYjHsk0

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020