Jason Aldean to Headline CMT Network's 'Concert of the Summer'

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Jason Aldean performs onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.

The CMT network is launching a summertime concert event that it hopes will become an annual tradition, with the first year's featured artist being Jason Aldean.

CMT is filming an Aldean concert taking place at a festival in Chicago on June 19, and will turn it into a two-hour television show. Besides the performance, CMT will weave in backstage interviews and behind-the scenes moments.

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However, the network wasn't saying Wednesday when its "Concert of the Summer" will be televised.

Besides Aldean, CMT said the concert special will also feature Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses.