Tonight’s ABC special on the Country Music Association (CMA) Fest’s stage acts and hosts have a dash of the country in their attire, making for a stunning fashion show. For the first time since June’s 49th CMA Fest, the Fest returns tonight at 8/7c on ABC and tomorrow on Hulu.
Throughout three and a half hours, there will be 30 performances. Opener Kane Brown, an Academy of Country Music Award Winner, performed ‘I Love You Country Music at the beginning of the show Black fitting jeans, a white T-shirt, and a black baseball cap with the words “family” on it were Brown’s attire of choice as he appeared to be a hip-hop musician.
Dierks Bentley, who is presenting the festival alongside Elle King, collaborates with Billy Ray Cyrus on a memorable song. A true joy to watch onstage, she’s a joy to watch offstage, and she’s extremely gifted. The two of us just had so many spontaneous moments and laughter,” Bentley recalls of his time with King.
Cyrus sported black trousers, a black t-shirt, and a black cowboy hat, while Bentley opted for an army green t-shirt and blue denim. Wynonna Judd and Carly Pearce are another standout combo from the evening’s performances. When she announced the death of her Grammy-winning country singer mother Naomi Judd in April, Judd earned a standing ovation. Judd glittered in black with fringes, while Peace wore a short pink dress with a dazzling hemline.
Sparkly attire has been a common trend among several of the female singers on stage tonight, from Carrie Underwood’s thigh-high and blazing yet sparkling boots to Lady Gaga’s glittering red top. Jumpsuit Kelsea Ballerini was wearing with silver, nude, and black accent motifs. It may also have been bell-bottom pants if it wasn’t glittering. “Never Say Never,” a duet with Cole Swindell, featured Lainey Wilson. A day goes by without the ‘Heart Like a Truck Singer’ donning flared pants.
Men in country music typically wear jeans and a t-shirt, like Grammy-winning performer Darius Rucker, who wore a black Rolling Stones t-shirt from their 1975 tour, blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a baseball hat onstage. Rucker enthralled the crowd with his rendition of “Wagon Wheel” before joining Zac Brown Band on stage for a duet. Zac Brown was dressed in pants and a collared shirt with a conspicuous felt fedora.
As he sang “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” Luke Combs was dressed in jeans and a black Columbia fishing shirt, the outfit he likes to wear on stage. Jason Aldean opted for blue jeans and a yellow Dolly Parton t-shirt, but he added a cowboy hat and boots to complete the look. When he sang “Slow Down Summer,” Thomas Rhett wore blue jeans, a button-down shirt, and a baseball hat.
5,000 people packed Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium for the first Fan Fair® in 1972, which was the precursor to today’s CMA Fest. Over four days, the festival attracts visitors from all 50 states and almost 30 countries, all of whom land at the Nissan Stadium.
The CMA Foundation donates all ticket sales proceeds to high-quality music initiatives across the United States, even though the artists performing on stage don’t receive any of the money. A number of the specials from the Festival will air on ABC Entertainment tonight as a result of a deal the Festival struck with the main networks.
Other performers were Old Dominion, a duet by Elle King and Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, and Brothers Osborne. The band Lady A enthralled the audience. Hillary Scott, the band’s lead and backup vocalist, donned a white outfit with floral motifs inspired by the 1970s.
This year’s Coachella may be finished, but the party lives on in homes throughout the country thanks to these two and a stellar line-up of performances and special collaborations. CMA Fest Executive Producer Robert Deaton adds, “It was a fantastic challenge to think differently with our setup these last two years, but it felt amazing to be back with a full house at the stadium.”
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