Thomas Rhett: No More Hosting Jitters

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Back in June, thousands of fans headed to Nashville for country music's biggest weekend, CMA Music Festival.

If you weren't able to make it to the shows, don't worry! You can check out the nightly concerts in ABC's three-hour CMA Fest special next Wednesday night!

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are back as hosts, and Thomas says this year turned out better.

“You know, I think last year obviously it was my first time ever hosting anything, and so I think any time you do something for the first time, you’re always going to have some hiccups every now and then. But I feel like this year I just have been more of a smoother reader, more energy. I started to learn how to kind of host something, I guess. And Kelsea has done some hosting gigs as well too, so I kind of feel like us together kind of made for a really great combination.”

The show airs on Wednesday at 8/7 CT on ABC.

This year's CMA Fest brought visitors from all 50 states and 36 foreign countries.

During CMA Fest, more than 300 acts performed on 11 stages around downtown Nashville.

If you're going to visit Nashville, CMA Fest is the time to come.

We’re back 😎 @kelseaballerini and I are hosting #CMAFest again this year! Save the date: Aug 8 at 8|7c on @abcnetwork

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