CMA Fest, the Country Music Association’s annual fan event in Nashville, Tenn., had to be postponed this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the spirit of that continues unabated in this new three-hour special, which presents highlights from the past 16 years of these gatherings. Country superstar Luke Bryan serves as host for the special and joins special guest Darius Rucker on a number. Among others set to appear are Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn, Joan Jett, Brad Paisley, Lady A, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.
In the new episode “Sun on the Horizon,” the community’s families gather to celebrate a welcome break in the unforgiving winter weather, and Edna receives an unforgettable birthday present. Meanwhile, the Seldens receive news that is likely to change their lives forever, and Tyler and Ashley get a taste of what their future life together will be like.
A finale called “Travel” concludes Season 1 of this reality competition series as four bakers take judges Buddy Valastro, Aarti Sequeira and Thiago Silva on an unforgettable journey via the cookies and cupcakes they create, followed by a showpiece cake inspired by their travels. After an intense six hours of competition, one baker’s journey leads him or her to the winner’s circle.
An antique heater that comes into the shop sets Chum’s temperature rising, while a truly impressive sculpture stops Rick in his tracks in a new episode called “A Dam Good Road Trip.” Later, the guys hit the road and travel along an iconic American highway on their way to seizing an opportunity to buy Rick’s teenage dream car.