Dierks Bentley Feels ‘Lucky’ To Co-Host Tonight’s ‘CMA Fest’

Dierks Bentley and Elle King’s co-hosting chops will be on display tonight (Wednesday, August 3rd) as ABC airs CMA Fest, a three-hour special highlighting 30 performances from this year’s four-day CMA Fest event in downtown Nashville in June. The CMA Fest special will include performances from the likes of Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and Kelsea Ballerini, to name just a few.

This was Dierks and Elle’s first time to co-host the show, and as Dierks tells us, he’s grateful for the gig. [“It was so great to be back (in person) at CMA Fest especially hosting it. After two years of CMA being away, CMA Fest being gone, those fans came back with a vengeance, so excited to party and hang out, so loud. So, for me to get a chance to not only play the show, but actually host it with my buddy Elle King, that is just, I just feel so lucky. That was so much fun and so looking forward to seeing the show air on ABC, and just so truly lucky to have a chance to host it.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . to host it.)

CMA Fest airs at 8 p.m. ET. It will stream on Hulu beginning on Thursday (August 4th).