The streets were filled with country music fans for CMA Fest.
Bumble and Seven-Time GRAMMY Award-Winning Trio Lady Antebellum Teamed Up for the “YOU LOOK GOOD” Bee.tique and “Hottest Date Night Ever”
On Saturday, June 10th, to launch the first ever “You Look Good” Beetique at CMA Music Fest. The Beetique featured a beautiful indoor aesthetic that complimented both Bumble’s mission of empowering women and the meaning behind Lady A’s new single- the lighthearted spirit of feeling good. Bumble users were invited to attend and enjoy a beauty bar powered by Sephora and styling studio from The Dry House, as well as a BFF Lounge, photo booths, a custom menu of bites, and refreshments provided by Brancott Estate Wines, and more, all curated by Cassie Kelley, Founder of Womanista.
A number of artists stopped by throughout the day including Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Sara Evans, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn, Danielle Bradbery, Post Monroe, Kelleigh Bannen, Lauren Akins, Megan & Liz, Stephanie Quayle. Select attendees of the Beetique won the chance to attend the evening’s private event “Hottest Date Night Ever,” which featured a special performance by Lady Antebellum with new music from their recently released sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), including their Top 15 single “You Look Good.” Brett Young and Walker Hayes also took the stage and performed the intimate event.
Cracker Barrel Road Stage
The Ladies of Country kicked off the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage Friday Night at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater with powerful performances by Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbery, Aubrie Sellers and Three Girls Rock into a Bar featuring Kelleigh Bannen, Ruthie Collins and Natalie Stovall.
During the performances, Cracker Barrel powered a special surprise moment on stage to honor and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) based at Fort Campbell.
Saturday Evening Continued with More Performances
On Saturday night, the Cracker Barrel stage hosted by Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, RaeLynn, High Valley, and newcomers Cale Dodds, Ryan Kinder and Bailey Bryan.
In partnership with Cracker Barrel, artist RaeLynn, whose husband is an active U.S. serviceman, hosted a special on-stage surprise with Cracker Barrel’s flagship nonprofit partner Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, presented retired Army Sergeant First Class Eric Long and his family with keys to their new mortgage-free home, as the audience celebrated Sergeant Long’s service. Cracker Barrel also surprised the family with its iconic rockers to adorn the new home’s front porch.
The three-day Rock-A-Thon event that featured 644 Cracker Barrel rocking chairs around the CMA Fest footprint, culminated last night with over 165,000 total rocks, exceeding the 150,000 threshold. Cracker Barrel will make a donation to the CMA Foundation for $15,000 for meeting the Rock-A-Thon goal.
Free rides were available to fans throughout the Festival
Chevy offered free rides within a five-mile radius to fans while visiting CMA Fest. Watch the video where the fans were surprised as their free ride picked up a celebrity passenger- Luke Bryan.
Photos from around the Festival
Take a look at our photos from around the festival.
Nissan Stadium Nightly Concerts Continued
Blake Shelton closed out the concert on Friday night but just before he headlined Nissan Stadium, he tweeted a pop-up show at Wildhorse Saloon.
Hell… I got some time to kill CMA Fest…. how bout a little last minute show? Say, Wildhorse Saloon? 2pm? #BSFest
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 9, 2017
Other artists who performed on Friday included Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, and Eric Church. A surprise performer for the evening was Brett Young with his hit song, “In Case You Didn’t Know” a newcomer that had the audience singing along. Young was recently on tour with Justin Moore and Lee Brice.
Saturday Night at Nissan
For those fans who were unable to get tickets, they lined the pedestrian bridge to catch a glimpse of the big screens on the fields and while they might not be able to see the concert, they could hear the music.
Those taking the stage on Saturday night included John Anderson, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Old Dominion, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Florida-Georiga Line.
It was a night of duets, Chris Young brought out Cassadee Pope as they performed “Think of You,” Thomas Rhett invited Maren Morris to the stage as they entertained the audience with “Craving You.”