Photos: CMA Fest 2018 Day 1

CMA Fest 2018

Thursday kicked off CMA Fest with country music fans gathering to see their favorite artists perform on stages around downtown Nashville. If you missed it on Thursday, the music continues to play until Sunday night.

Fans headed to take in the music will find lots of great photo ops around the area and much-needed water refill stations throughout the festival grounds.

On the CMA spotlight stage, Dierks Bentley shared about his upcoming album release party to be held at The Ryman late Thursday night and his special date to the CMT Awards on Wednesday night was his daughter who walked the red carpet with Bentley.

Nissan Stadium line-up Thursday evening included newly awarded CMT artists Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay with Brothers Osborne and Jason Aldean closing out the show.

Kane Brown a Guinness World Record holder for topping all five country charts simultaneously shared new music last night but Brown also got revealed his story behind his song “Learning”  mentioning his difficult childhood. Brown’s new song “Lose It” was just released.

Before heading to CMA Fest 2018- Read What to Know Before You Go. 

Take a look at our photos and video.

Watch CB30 as they were greeting fans on the street with flowers as they walked into CMA Festival. The brother duo comprised of Christian and Brody Clementi call Franklin home.