ThomasKelseaThe CMA Fest TV Special was aired tonight on ABC which included the surprise performance from the CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks. Garth Brooks performed a medley of his hits on a small stage closer to the fans which included his latest new song “Ask Me How I Know”.  This year Thomas Rhett returned as cohost of the show with rising star and previous tour-mate, Kelsea Ballerini.

Lady Antebellum returned to perform on the show with their current single, “You Look Good,” which was a smash with their rockin’ horn section. The show also featured up and coming singers Brett Young, Dustin Lynch and co-host, Kelsea Ballerini. The future of country music shown bright with act after act showcasing their latest work.

Keith Urban closed out the show with his monstrous hit “Wasted Time,” from his latest album RIPCORD.

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