Dierks Bentley, Elle King to Host, to Perform at ‘CMA Fest’ Special
May 26 (UPI) — Dierks Bentley and Elle King will host a new CMA-Festival special.
The Country Music Association said Thursday that Bentley, 46, and King, 32, will host and perform during the three-hour TV concert special in August.
“This will be a party you won’t want to miss!” the organization tweeted.
CMA-Festival airs August 3 at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.
The special features footage from the CMA Fest music festival, which takes place June 9-12 in Nashville. The lineup includes Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.
“I am thrilled that we are partnering with Dierks and Elle as hosts this year,” CMA CEO Sarah Trahern said in a press release. “They have such a passion for the fans. I know the chemistry and camaraderie they bring to the stage will be felt by the millions of viewers around the world.”
“With Dierks Bentley and Elle King hosting the evening, music fans everywhere can be sure to expect an unforgettable evening featuring the biggest names in country music,” added Rob Mills, Vice President executive of unscripted and alternative entertainment at Walt Disney Television.
Bentley and King collaborated on Bentley’s song “Different for Girls”, released in 2016.