Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett are hosting CMA Fest: The Music Event of the Summer on Wednesday night (Aug. 16), and if their outtakes are any indication, it's going to be a fun night. The Country Music Association has released a blooper reel from during the filming of their TV spot in promotion of the special; readers can press play above to watch.

During the promotional clip, which has been airing since July, Rhett and Ballerini pop out of a couple’s television set and into their living room -- which proved to be a slightly challenging maneuver. At the end of the ad, Rhett serenades the couple's dog ... but as this blooper reel shows, the pup was just not having it!

Much of the conversation between Ballerini and Rhett during the CMA Fest TV special was unscripted -- which is just the way they wanted it.

“It didn’t feel too prompter-heavy; we’re kind of just hanging out,” reveals Ballerini. “I started as a fan [at CMA Fest] — I started up in the nosebleeds — and so, I feel like I have the perspective of up there, and I have the perspective of onstage, and now this year I have the perspective of out of the pit. It’s cool.”

Adds Rhett, “We’ve done pretty much everything live this time, which is really cool. Kelsea, I’ve gotten to know her over the past couple years, and we’ve become really good buddies. She’s easy to deal with, and I hope I’m easy to deal with. She’s a great co-host. We’ve had a blast doing it.”

CMA Fest: The Music Event of the Summer is scheduled to air on ABC at 8PM ET. The special will include performances by Garth BrooksKeith UrbanFlorida Georgia LineSam HuntMiranda LambertEric ChurchBlake SheltonLady Antebellum, Rhett with Maren MorrisDarius Rucker with Karen Fairchild from Little Big TownDierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and more.

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