If you're a huge country music fan, and you didn't get a chance to attend the 2015 CMA Music Festival in person, you might still be regretting that decision. But, life's too short, and it's time to quit beating yourself up about it, especially because on Tuesday night ABC is airing the CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock where you'll get to see many of the performances that took place during the four-day fest held in Nashville this past June. That news may sound great, but it would be even better if you knew how to stream the CMA Music Festival online, am I right?
If you aren't able to watch the CMA Music Festival on ABC on that thing called a TV set or DVR it to view it later at your leisure, your first option is to watch the special live through ABC's website. However, you have to sign in with your cable provider info, which is pretty lame, considering you probably wouldn't be signing in to watch ABC live through the network's website in the first place if you had cable, but that's just the way it is.
This live stream is also only available within the following areas: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. So if you don't live within the local viewing areas of these cities, you unfortunately will not be able to see Keith Urban's finely-coifed mane in all its glory. I bet you've never wanted to live in Fresno more than right now.
If you're more of a mobile-friendly kind of person, there's an app for that. The Watch ABC app is available for a bunch of platforms, including iOS, Android, Microsoft, and Kindle. However, the same deal applies here as it did for ABC's website, i.e. you won't be able to rock out to Florida Georgia Line on-the-go unless you have cable provider information with which you can log in.
That unfortunately just about does it for all of your live-streaming options for the CMA Music Festival on ABC Tuesday night. However, if you don't mind catching bits and pieces of the event in varying degrees of quality, YouTube is your friend, as it usually is. The Country Music Association has uploaded several videos of the festival's highlights, including performances and interviews with the talent. Of course, you'll also probably be able to find videos of your favorite artist's performance taken by CMA Music Festival attendees. Though you never know what you're going to get with those kinds of recordings, they're better than not experiencing the CMA Music Festival at all, I suppose.
Seeing as how users have uploaded full broadcasts of CMA Music Festivals of yore to YouTube, it's likely that this year's fest will make its way to the site not long after it premieres on ABC. So, if you can't borrow someone's cable login info, you can always wait until the Internet hopefully pulls through for you once again.