Wynonna Judd, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Lainey Wilson and other country music megastars are set to relive some of the most epic moments over the course of five decades of the iconic CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Country Music Association announced on Wednesday (May 24), weeks before the massive four-day festival will be held in Music City again, that a documentary is set to premiere this summer to tell the story of the annual event with some of the genres biggest stars. CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair is set to premiere on Hulu on July 5.
The 75-minute documentary will feature exclusive one-on-one interviews with legendary artists, never-before-seen content and a look back at some unforgettable CMA Fest — originally Fan Fair — performances. The inaugural Fan Fair kicked off in 1972, drawing 5,000 fans to Nashville Municipal Auditorium. A decade later, it moved to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, and ultimately, it transitioned downtown in 2001, according to a CMA press release issued on Wednesday. Now, CMA Fest draws about 80,000 fest goers throughout the four-day event. Artists whose interviews will appear in the documentary include:
Bill Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Shy Carter, Luke Combs, Valierie Ellis Hawkins, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Mark Miller, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, Dolly Parton, Carly Pearce, Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Frankie Staton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Carly Pearce, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young.
“CMA Fest has taken several shapes throughout its storied history,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern said in the release. “As we step into our 50th year, our hope with this film is to underscore the one thing that has remained with the festival—its heart. We are thrilled to share the evolution and magic of this incredible event with the Hulu audience.”
The 50th CMA Fest is set to kick off on June 8, hosted through June 11 in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It will air on ABC later this summer. CMA previously announced the star-studded lineup, including Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, Carly Pearce, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Jon Pardi, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and other fan-favorite artists. See the full lineup here.