‘CMA Summer Jam’: How, When to Watch the Special

by Keeli Parkey

By most accounts, the “CMA Summer Jam” held at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 27 and July 28 was a rip-roaring, toe-tapping good time.

If you weren’t one of the lucky thousands who got to watch some of the biggest names in country music perform at the event, don’t let your country-music-loving heart be troubled. According to PopCulture, you will be able to watch the performances – and more – from the comfort of your living room.

This week’s “CMA Summer Jam” was filmed and the Country Music Association plans to broadcast a three-hour special of footage from this week’s event on ABC on Sept. 2. Viewers will get to see more than just what took place at the Ascend Amphitheater. The upcoming special will also include artists performing at spots in the downtown Nashville area.

The July 27-28 concerts saw some of the biggest names in country music take the stage. They also shared the spotlight with others for entertaining collaborations. For example, Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam thrilled the audience with their duet of his hit songs “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” and “Guitars, Cadillacs.”

The headliners of the unique concert event included Underwood, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Blake Shelton. Other artists who performed at the CMA Summer Jam included Gwen Stefani, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley. There was also Jimmie Allen, Lainey Wilson, Cole Swindell, Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Mickey Guyton, and Florida Georgia Line.

This is a television event you won’t want to miss! It will air on ABC on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. (ET).

Country Music Stars Share the Stage During ‘CMA Summer Jam’

As previously mentioned, one of the unique aspects of the “CMA Summer Jam” are the collaborations between some of the biggest names in country music. And, if you tune in to the upcoming special you will get to enjoy them yourself.

In addition to Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam performing together, there were other not-to-be-missed combinations as well. One of those was the recently-married couple, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. After their performance, he introduced Carly Pearce to the crowd. She sang her new song, “Next Girl.”

Another collaboration was between Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell. They sang Swindell’s hit song, “Sing Saturday Night.” Bryan also left the stage so that Lainey Wilson could take the spotlight. She sang “Things A Man Oughta Know.”

A performance of the Allman Brothers Band’s song “Midnight Rider” was also a highlight of the night. It was performed by Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, and Dierks Bentley.

These performances are just a small sample of what you will see when you tune in to the “CMA Summer Jam” on ABC in September. Mark your calendars and set your DVRs today!