Charlie Daniels Band, Sara Evans, and Travis Tritt added
Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town return for the second year to host the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
"We could not be more excited to be coming back as hosts for CMA Music Fest," said Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet. "Last year was incredible and we can't wait to be back in LP Field surrounded by 50,000 screaming fans!"
Filmed during CMA Music Festival Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8, the special features many of today's most exciting country music stars as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America's music. The annual event is unlike any other, with autograph signings in the new AT&T U-verse "Fan Fair X," live music on 11 stages, more than 450 artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 80,000 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.
Artists appearing in the television special have not yet been announced.
Artists performing as part of the sold-out nightly concerts at LP Field during 2014 CMA Music Festival include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band. Several legacy acts are performing, too, including The Charlie Daniels Band, Sara Evans, Travis Tritt and a special guest performance. Performing the national anthem at LP Field will be Danielle Bradbery, Home Free, and young musicians from the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School, which is a beneficiary of The CMA Foundation's "Keep the Music Playing" music education charitable campaign.