CMA Summer Stay-Cay: Over 50 country music acts come together for an evening of performances, games and more

CMA Summer Stay-Cay: Over 50 country music acts come together for an evening of performances, games and more
Lady A (Getty Images)

The Country Music Association hosted the 'CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold' on the evening of July 1. The fun-filled summertime event saw more than 50 country music acts coming together from the comfort and safety of artistes' homes (due to coronavirus restrictions) for a night of musical performances, entertainment, chats, games and more.

The event began at 6 pm ET and was live-streamed on CMA's official Facebook and YouTube pages, with Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell playing hosts for the virtual get-together. Some of the numerous stars who made special appearances were Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Colbie Caillat, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Cassadee Pope, Carly Pearce, Rita Wilson, Eric Church, Lady A, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, among many others. The event also served as a special world premiere for Jason Aldean's new music video, 'Got What I Got', and Kane Brown also performed an unreleased song that would feature on his upcoming EP.


The special evening started with WUSY US-101’s StyckMan and Justin Cole promising a special treat was in store for us, after which Kylie Morgan performed her song 'Boys Girl' to kick things off. Here's the full breakdown of the evening's festivities below, with all times listed as Central Time:

4:30 pm

The Bud Nitro Room pre-show hosted by WUSY US-101’s StyckMan & Justin Cole
Kylie Morgan Performance
Quick Chat with Blanco Brown
Quick Chat with Tenille Townes hosted by Baylen Leonard
Everette Performance

5.00 pm

King Calaway & Darius Rucker Performance
'Women of Summer' Performance ft Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope
Quick Chat with Rascal Flatts
'90s Country Cover Challenge with Russell Dickerson feat. Dustin Lynch & Carly Pearce
'Super Easy Trivia' with Bobby Bones ft. Blanco Brown, Kristian Bush, Jordan Davis, Gone West’s Colbie Caillat and Nelly Joy, Caylee Hammack, Scotty McCreery, Carly Pearce and Rita Wilson

Eric Church performs during day 2 for the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 07, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee (Getty Images)

5.30 pm

CMA Fest Flashback with Eric Church
Scotty McCreery Performance
Jimmie Allen Performance

6.00 pm

'An Old Fashioned Summer' Summer Cocktail Mixing with Ashley McBryde & Lainey Wilson
Lee Brice Performance
Brett Young Performance
Lady A Performance
Quick Chat with Gabby Barrett hosted by Radio Disney Country
'It's Worth a Shot' Summer Cocktail Mixing with Midland
Luke Combs Performance

Luke Combs performs during day 3 of the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 08, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee (Getty Images)

6.30 pm

Brett Eldredge Performance
'Tour Buddy Challenge' with Maddie & Tae hosted by CMT After MidNite's Cody Alan
Rita Wilson Performance
'Honkytonk Tuesday…on a Wednesday!' with Michael Ray ft. special guest Craig Morgan
LOCASH Performance
Ingrid Andress Performance
'Who's Next?' — a really random chat with Brantley Gilbert and surprise guests

7.00 pm

Jason Aldean Video Premiere Party ft. the World Premiere of New Music Video 'Got What I Got', and a special Q&A
Tyler Farr hosting the game 'Is This Something Aldean Sings?' with fans,
Special Jason Aldean cover performance by Angie K
Dustin Lynch Performance
Catching Up with Tracy Lawrence and Taste of Country’s Clay Moden

Actress/singer Rita Wilson performs at The Troubadour on May 4, 2012, in West Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

7:30 pm

'Who Knows Their Bandmate Best?' with The Reklaws and The Shires
'Country Couples Challenge' with Jillian Jacqueline, Charlie Worsham and their spouses
Quick Chat with Jimmie Allen and Rita Wilson
Chris Lane Performance
Tenille Townes Performance
Jameson Rodgers Performance
Radio Disney Country 'Disney Trivia' Challenge with Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell, hosted by Abby Anderson
Quick Chat with Granger Smith hosted by Elaina Smith of Westwood One Nashville’s Nights with Elaina
'Cocktails + Coffee' - a worldly conversation with Morgan Evans and Kaylee Bell
Hailey Whitters' Top 3 Summer Songs

8.00 pm

Mitchell Tenpenny Performance
Cole Swindell surprises a Bachelorette Party and performs two of his hit songs
Maddie & Tae Performance presented by Music Choice
Jordan Davis & Kassi Ashton Performance
'Say It With A Song' Game with Lauren Alaina, Devin Dawson and HARDY

Kane Brown attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee (Getty Images)

8:30 pm

Restless Road Performance
Kane Brown Performance
Quick Chat with Brothers Osborne
Travis Denning Performance
LANCO & Jimmie Allen Performance
Carly Pearce Performance
Carly Pearce & Lee Brice Performance
Chris Janson Performance
Jon Pardi Performance hosted by Amazon Music
Brothers Osborne Performance and fan Q&A

Needless to say, fans were quite jubilant after this incredible night of entertainment. Viewers were also quite thrilled as they listed their favorite moments. One viewer declared, "'After A Few' is and has always been such a JAM, That @Travis_Denning clip on #CMASummerStayCay just literally made my heart so happy!"  Another fan said, "Real nice moment with @coleswindell and a fan who lost her dad during #CMASummerStayCay Girl lost it in a beautiful way," and another agreed, "OMG @coleswindell bringing everyone to tears on #CMASummerStayCay." A viewer also tweeted, "@JimmieAllen singing 'Fishin in the Dark' was amazing!" One fan noted, "I really like @thereklaws song, so was good to see them."


Another exclaimed, "@kanebrown just watched the new song on CMA Fest StayCay on FB live. Omg my new favorite song!" A Carly Pearce fan said, "@carlypearce is doing a damn thing. @OldDominion please bring her back on tour with you whenever that may be...pretty please. And congratulations on going platinum AND gold!" A Jason Aldean fan also said, "OMG Jason I really appreciate it that you send your new music 'Got What I Got' for tonight at the live stream of the CMASummerStayCay." 

You can catch up with all the performances by clicking here. And don't forget that the CMA’s 'Best of Fest' special will be airing on July 13 at 8 pm ET on the ABC network, so make sure you tune in for that as well!

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