Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini have been tapped to host the CMA Music Fest 2017, which will air this summer on ABC.

Thomas said, “We’ve been on tour together since February so I think we’ve gained a lot of really cool chemistry and become great friends." 

Last year, he hosted with Brett Eldredge. 

The show will be taped during the CMA Music Festival, which takes place in downtown Nashville June 6th through June 8th. This year's line-up includes Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Blake Shelton and Cole Swindell. (Tennessean)


  • Kelsea is so much fun. She'll be a great addition to the show. 
  • There are still tickets left for the concerts, but you'd better hurry. They usually sell out!
  • Who's going this year?