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Dierks Bentley and Elle King to host CMA Fest television special

Dierks Bentley and Elle King host CMA Fest special (photo: CMA/ABC)
Dierks Bentley and Elle King host CMA Fest special (photo: CMA/ABC)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Country Music Association announced Thursday that Dierks Bentley and Elle King will host a three-hour concert airing August 3 at 8/7c on ABC. The legendary CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world that benefits high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation.

“I’m thrilled we get to partner with Dierks and Elle as our hosts this year,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “They have such passion for the fans. I know the chemistry and camaraderie they bring to the stage will be felt by the millions of TV viewers around the globe.”

“We are excited to once again collaborate with our longtime partners at CMA for this summer's must-see music event, 'CMA Fest,'" says Rob Mills, Executive Vice President, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. "With Dierks Bentley and Elle King hosting the evening, music fans everywhere can be sure to expect an unforgettable night featuring the biggest names in Country Music."

This marks both Bentley and King’s “CMA Fest” hosting debut. In addition to hosting, King joins the list of performers for the Nissan Stadium stage on Sunday, June 12. As previously announced, Bentley will also perform Sunday. Elle King recently released a new single called 'Worth a Shot' featuring Dierks Bentley.

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