GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (ABC 4)- Summer’s hottest country music event, the CMA Fest, returns to ABC on Wednesday, July 19! And there’s much more exciting news where this came from. Recently revealed are this year’s performers, songs and a CMA produced documentary, “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair”, for fans to enjoy! Here’s everything to know:

What to expect during the “2023 CMA” Fest?

It wouldn’t be the CMA Fest without must-see performances and collaborations from some of the biggest acts in the country music industry! According to the Country Music Association, the primetime special includes 29 electrifying performances! West Michiganders can tune in at 8 p.m. on ABC 4 West Michigan!

Performers and songs for the “2023 CMA” Fest

As listed on the Country Music Association’s website, performers for the 2023 CMA Fest include “Alabama, Jason Aldean, Bentley, Leon Bridges, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, Vince Gill, HARDY, Tyler Hubbard, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, King, Miranda Lambert, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Darius Rucker, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban and Wilson.”

Featured songs are listed here.

Who are the “2023 CMA Fest” hosts?

CMA FEST – ABC’s “CMA Fest” stars Lainey Wilson, Dierks Bentley and Elle King. (ABC/Robby Klein)

As recently revealed by ABC, this year’s hosts for the 2023 CMA Fest are Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson!

“I could not be more excited to welcome Dierks, Elle and Lainey as our ‘CMA Fest’ hosts this year,” says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern.

“As fans experienced last year, the energy Dierks and Elle bring to the stage is palpable and will only be amplified with the addition of Lainey this year. Each of these artists has a deep passion for CMA Fest and Country Music fans from around the globe who travel to Nashville for the event. We are thrilled to have all three of them together to help us celebrate 50 years,” Trahern added.

New this year, “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair”

In anticipation of the “2023 CMA Fest” on Wednesday, “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair”, aired on Tuesday, July 18. According to the Country Music Association, the documentary celebrated “the unique history of the largest and longest-running Country Music Festival,” and included interviews from some of the most renowned artists and musicians and archival footage never seen by the public.