Little Big Town hosts Country's Night to Rock
Thursday, May 23, 2013
– Little Big Town will host the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Monday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.
"It's an incredible honor to be hosting this year's CMA Fest," said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. "We could not be more excited about the party that's going to break out at LP Field every night."
Filmed during CMA Music Festival from June 6-9, the special features the four-day party of America's music, including autograph signings in the new Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 450 artists and celebrities, and about 70,000 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.
The special first aired in 2004 and is marking its 10th anniversary in 2013. This is the ninth time ABC will broadcast the special. Artists appearing in the television special have not yet been announced. The special will air on ABC through 2021.
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For some, listening to Little Big Town will be an act of searching for something at least half as catchy as "Pontoon," yet without success. Whenever a group creates such a fantastically memorable single, the prospect of following it up successfully can be a bit of a handicap. With that said, though, "Pain Killer" is a pretty good pop-country album, as pop-country albums go.
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