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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TR and I wearing alllll the hats at CMA fest this year!! See you there. https://t.co/TaASOdtj3n— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) April 20, 2017
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.
Cody Alan is the host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite, CMT Radio Live and CMT All Access. A respected veteran personality, producer and programmer in the broadcast industry, Cody's shows originate from Nashville and are broadcast on stations across America. Cody's shows feature the biggest names in country music and entertainment, and his wit, energy and charm shine with big star guests and live interaction with listeners. He brings fans unprecedented access to all things current in country music and entertainment in an environment that's genuine, unpredictable and fun. Dierks Bentley says, "Cody's show always feels fresh and current. Cody cares about country music's past and future, and has always worked to make his shows exciting, interesting and personal."
Named the Academy of Country Music's "National On-Air Personality" in 2013 and 2010, Cody also hosts CMT's weekly Hot 20 Countdown and #1 Music and a Movie, in addition to co-hosting CMT's annual red carpet special live from the CMT Music Awards.
After gigs in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Cody made it to the major leagues at age 23 when he landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He's been honored at the Grand Ole Opry, featured in USA Today, GQ Magazine, People Country and Country Weekly; and has been seen on E! News, as well as HLN. Cody has been named Radio and Records Music Director of the Year five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well.
When not on radio or TV, Cody loves working out, running, watching reality shows, superhero movies, listening to all kinds of music, relaxing in the mountains, eating Mexican food and spending time with family and friends.