Just In: Jelly Roll and Ashley McBryde Tapped To Co-Host ‘CMA Fest’ On ABC

The star-studded “Music Event of the Summer” will are on June 25.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 3, 2024


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Jelly Roll; Photo by Robby Klein, Ashley McBryde; Photo by Katie Kauss

Jelly Roll and Ashley McBryde will co-host “CMA Fest” on ABC, the Country Music Association announced early Monday. 

Dubbed “the Music Event of the Summer,” the three-hour special will air on Tuesday, June 25 at 8/7c on ABC and will stream the next day on Hulu.  

Jelly Roll, Ashley McBryde Co-Host CMA Fest on ABC; Photo by Robby Klein, ABC
Jelly Roll, Ashley McBryde Co-Host CMA Fest on ABC; Photo by Robby Klein, ABC

The news comes just days before the highly anticipated kickoff of the 51st CMA Fest, which will take place in Nashville from Jun 6 through June 9. The special will document the excitement of the performances on the Nissan Stadium main stage, taking place each night of the festival.

Fans will have to await further announcements from the Country Music Association to know which performances will air during the special, however, the main stage lineup includes the following: 

Thursday, June 6 

Reyna Roberts

Craig Morgan

Jordan Davis

Ashley McBryde 


Thomas Rhett 

Lynyrd Skynyrd 

Friday, June 7 

Gretchen Wilson 

Parker McCollum

Jon Pardi

Kelsea Ballerini 

Cody Johnson

Luke Bryan 

CMA Fest 2024 Logo
CMA Fest 2024 Logo

Saturday, June 8 

Terri Clark 

The War and Treaty 

Old Dominion 

Lainey Wilson 

Brittney Spencer 

Keith Urban 

Jelly Roll 

Sunday, June 9 

Josh Turner 

Megan Moroney 

Brothers Osborne 

Carly Pearce 

Jackson Dean 

Bailey Zimmerman 


“CMA Fest” is produced by the Country Music Association, with Robert Deaton serving as the executive producer and writer, and Alan Carter as the director. 

2024 marks the 21st consecutive year that CMA has created a summer concert TV special. Previous “CMA Fest” hosts include Dierks Bentley, Elle King, and Lainey Wilson (2023), Dierks Bentley and Elle King (2022), and Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett (2019, 2018, 2017). 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.