Thomas Rhett & Kelsea Ballerini To Host 2017 CMA Fest Special

TR and KB are taking the helm of CMA Music Festival.

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini have been announced at the hosts of the CMA Fest 2017, the annual television special that features highlights from the four-day country music festival.

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While Thomas co-hosted the concert extravaganza in 2016 with Brett Eldredge, he has no worries new co-host Kelsea will have any trouble getting the hang of the gig.

“She is so chill and so relaxed and so easy,” Thomas tells People. “Kelsea is not a diva at all.”

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The “Yeah Boy” singer, who attended CMA Fest as a fan in year’s past, calls getting to host the TV special a “full-circle moment.”

CMA Music Festival 2017 takes place June 8-11 in Nashville. Look for the TV special to air later this summer on ABC.

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