CMA Fest Announces Performances For Primetime Special

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With the 51st CMA Fest in the rearview, drawing a reported 90,000 daily attendees from all 50 states and 46 countries, the Country Music Association has revealed the performances that will air as part of the annual primetime special, scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern June 25 on ABC with next-day streaming on Hulu.

The special will be hosted by Jelly Roll and Ashley McBryde.

“Stepping onto the stage in front of 50,000 people to host CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium in my hometown of Nashville was indescribable,” Jelly Roll said. “The magnitude of the moment really hit me, to be across the street from the juvenile detention center I was in and to now be on stage hosting—how do you describe being in the same exact place while being in a place that couldn’t be more different, at the same time.”

“When my buddy Jelly Roll and I walked out into this massive crowd and felt the electric energy for the first time, it felt important,” McBryde said. “We were nervous! But it also felt good, because at the root of it all, it’s just me and my pal cutting up, only we’re doing it on national television for CMA Fest.”

Performers to be featured include Kelsea Ballerini, Big & Rich, Clint Black, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Terri Clark, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Billy F Gibbons, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Megan Moroney, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Post Malone, Shaboozey, Blake Shelton, Brittney Spencer, The War And Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, Lainey Wilson and Bailey Zimmerman. See below for the full list of songs performed.

Four-night stadium passes for the 52nd CMA Fest, scheduled for June 5-8, 2025, will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster June 25 at 10 a.m. Central. CMA Country Connection email subscribers gain presale access June 24 at 10 a.m. Central.

CMA Fest Primetime Special performances

Kelsea Ballerini — “Penthouse”
Big & Rich and HARDY — “Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”
Clint Black and Jon Pardi — “Killin’ Time”
Brothers Osborne — “Break Mine”
Brothers Osborne — “I Won’t Back Down”
Luke Bryan — “Love You, Miss You, Mean It”
Terri Clark and Lainey Wilson — “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me”
Jordan Davis — “Next Thing You Know”
Jackson Dean — “Fearless”
HARDY — “SIX FEET UNDER (Caleigh’s Song)”
Jelly Roll featuring Keith Urban— “Halfway To Hell”
Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson — “Save Me”
Cody Johnson — “That’s Texas”
Little Big Town — “Girl Crush”
Lynyrd Skynyrd — “Sweet Home Alabama”
Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top — “Call Me The Breeze”
Ashley McBryde — “The Devil I Know”
Parker McCollum – “Burn It Down”
Megan Moroney — “I’m Not Pretty”
Carly Pearce — “truck on fire”
Post Malone featuring Blake Shelton — “Pour Me A Drink”
Shaboozey — “A Bar Song (Tipsy)”
Brittney Spencer — “I Got Time”
The War And Treaty — “Called You By Your Name”
Thomas Rhett — “Beautiful As You”
Keith Urban — “Messed Up As Me”
Keith Urban with Lainey Wilson — “GO HOME W U”
Gretchen Wilson and Ashley McBryde — “Redneck Woman”
Lainey Wilson — “Hang Tight Honey”
Bailey Zimmerman — “Where It Ends”