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Did You Miss CMA Fest? Watch the Best Performances on TV Tonight

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If you weren’t able to make it to CMA Fest 2017, all the highlights will be on TV Wednesday night (Aug. 16).

ABC will air CMA Fest, a recap of the standout performances from CMA Fest 2017’s Nissan Stadium shows, with hosts Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini.

The Nissan stadium shows are the marquee event during the festival. Held over three-nights, the big budget stadium concerts feature the top country talent in the mainstream.

This year’s lineup includes Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and more.

Garth Brooks also made a surprise appearance during the Nissan shows, so expect to see him in the mix, leading a massive sing-along version of “Friends in Low Places.”

You can read our recaps of all of the CMA Fest 2017 shows here.

And if you still feel like you missed out on the experience of being there, check this out. Ahead of the broadcast, the Country Music Association released some 360-degree YouTube videos performances from the festival. They’re meant to be watched in VR, but you can click around the screen of the video below to change the perspective. Welcome to the future, folks!

CMA Fest airs tonight (Aug. 16) on ABC 8 EST, 

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Did You Miss CMA Fest? Watch the Best Performances on TV Tonight