July 10, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
host the summer's hottest television music event "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing
Monday, Aug. 12
) on the ABC Television Network.
The three-hour special boasts a stellar lineup and will feature performances and appearances by
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow
, the cast of "Duck Dynasty," "
Charles Esten, Hunter Hayes
, "Dancing with the Stars" champion
Derek Hough, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert
, Little Big Town,
Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Lennon and Maisy Stella
Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban,
Zac Brown Band
, the special features behind-the-ropes access and interviews, day-in-the life segments, late-night jams, exciting performances, and surprise collaborations. This is the 10
anniversary of this one-of-a-kind special, which showcases America's biggest Country Music bash.
Hosting the special for the first time, Little Big Town has been nominated for 12 CMA Awards and took home trophies in 2012 for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year. The quartet's fifth studio album
was released on
Sept. 11, 2012
and debuted at the top of the
Country Chart where it stayed in the No. 1 position for five consecutive weeks. The album, which is certified Gold, was produced by
and includes the double Platinum-selling, No. 1 hit single "Pontoon" and the follow up single and title-track "Tornado," which also reached No. 1. Their current single, "Your Side of the Bed," is quickly climbing the charts and is currently in the Top 30.
Originally started as Fan Fair® in 1972, the legendary event has featured performances by every major star in the format. What started with 5,000 fans has grown to a daily attendance of more than 80,000, representing every state and 27 foreign countries.