CMA Fest 2022: How to watch the star-studded TV special online

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The hottest of the summer Country hitmakers will take center stage as CMA Fest returns to ABC Wednesday (Aug. 3). First-time hosts Dierks Bentley and Elle King will lead the primetime special with a star-studded lineup of performers including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Wynonna Judd and Carly Pearce.


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In addition to hosting, King performs with Ashley McBryde, while Bentley performs in a collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus.

Additional performers include Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch with MacKenzie Porter, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, Lady A with BRELAND, Zac Brown Band with Darius Rucker.

The TV special, featuring a night of epic collaborations, was filmed during the 49th CMA Fest in Nashville last June. Continue reading to watch and stream the CMA Fest TV special online.

How to watch CMA Fest online

CMA Fest 2022 airs on ABC this August. 3 at 20 ET and will stream on Hulu the following day. Country music fans who don’t have cable (or a antenna to access local channels), can join Hulu for free for the first month to stream CMA Fest and more.

Hulu starts at just $6.99 per month for the basic, ad-supported plan and $12.99 for ad-free streaming. Enjoy hours of exclusive programming, live sports and new episodes of select cable and network TV shows the day after they air on Hulu.

The streaming platform offers a few other options to save you money overall. For example, Hulu’s annual plan (starting at $69.99 per month) is a quick way to save on your bill, and there’s a bundle option that gives you Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $13.99.


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Hulu allows up to six profiles under one account, stream from any compatible device (including a smart TV, laptop or game console) and stream on two different screens simultaneously.

Looking for live TV? Hulu + Live TV is $69.99 per month for 75+ live channels plus Hulu and unlimited DVR.

Live TV stream is another great, budget-friendly way to watch live and on-demand local and cable channels. Only for a limited time, streaming packages starting at just $49.99 per month (regularly $69.99) after a free five-day trial. The package comes with 75+ channels including ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, Nickelodeon, ESPN, Bravo, BET, MTV, ESPN, TNT and HGTV.

Country music fans can also watch the CMA Fest primetime special Sling TV and Fubo TVand Express VPNwhich gives you access to ABC, Hulu and more outside the US

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