Luke Bryan to host CMA Best of Fest on ABC next month

CMA/ABCThough CMA Fest was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Country Music Association has found a way to bring the festival to fans' screens with CMA Best of Fest.

Luke Bryan will host the three-hour retrospective event that will feature highlights from the festival's storied history, with more than 25 performances taken from the past 16 years of the TV special.

Fans can look forward to seeing performances by Garth BrooksCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanMiranda LambertLuke CombsBlake Shelton and many others.

The show will also include a collaborative performance by Luke and Darius RuckerGwen Stefani, Lionel Richie and Michael Strahan are among the other artists appearing in the special. 

Preluding Best of Fest will be the online variety event CMA Summer Stay-Cay, hosted by Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell, that will see more than 50 country acts virtually coming together for special performances, Q&A sessions and other activities. The multi-hour event airs on the CMA YouTube and Facebook pages on July 1. 

CMA Best of Fest will broadcast on July 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. CMA Fest 2021 is scheduled for June 10-13 in Nashville.

By Cillea Houghton
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Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out Friday

Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out FridayABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion are gearing up to share more new music, and from the snippet they posted to social media this week, the next song they’ve got coming is a flirty, tropical summertime anthem.

“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.”

By Carena Liptak
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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

Luke Bryan to host CMA Best of Fest on ABC next month

CMA/ABCThough CMA Fest was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Country Music Association has found a way to bring the festival to fans' screens with CMA Best of Fest.

Luke Bryan will host the three-hour retrospective event that will feature highlights from the festival's storied history, with more than 25 performances taken from the past 16 years of the TV special.

Fans can look forward to seeing performances by Garth BrooksCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanMiranda LambertLuke CombsBlake Shelton and many others.

The show will also include a collaborative performance by Luke and Darius RuckerGwen Stefani, Lionel Richie and Michael Strahan are among the other artists appearing in the special. 

Preluding Best of Fest will be the online variety event CMA Summer Stay-Cay, hosted by Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell, that will see more than 50 country acts virtually coming together for special performances, Q&A sessions and other activities. The multi-hour event airs on the CMA YouTube and Facebook pages on July 1. 

CMA Best of Fest will broadcast on July 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. CMA Fest 2021 is scheduled for June 10-13 in Nashville.

By Cillea Houghton
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out Friday

Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out FridayABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion are gearing up to share more new music, and from the snippet they posted to social media this week, the next song they’ve got coming is a flirty, tropical summertime anthem.

“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.”

By Carena Liptak
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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