The music fest kicked off with a performance by Miranda and Carrie with their new song “ something bad’s about to happen”. It was an awesome performance and this song is a great collaboration. I liked the opening introductions how with each performers name they had a clip of them performing in the forefront of the words. The hosts this year were Little Big Town. The host picked up Blake Shelton in a golf cart and took him for a ride to see the fans on the way. My favorite part of the host part was the game show the with Brad and Carrie who of course will be hosting the CMA Awards November 5th.
Performances were by : Florida Georgia Line, Brantly Gilbert Thomas Rhett & Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Eric Church,Cole Swindell, Zach Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.
The Top Performances were by :
Band Perry ~ the leader singer captivated the audience and this song I warming on me, they put on a great performance and had the audience pumped.
Rascal Flats ~ They did a vocal version of Happy that sounded amazing. It brought the words out and loved the performance the only music was them clapping and the use of their voices. Then they did their new song Payback.
Lady Antebellum~ This group always puts on a good performance and I love their new song ” Bartender”
Zach Brown Band & Richie Sambora~ they performed a Bon Jovi classic that even I know the words to and it was an awesome performance it sounded so good.