CMA FEST DAY TWO WRAPS WITH EPIC SURPRISES AND SPECIAL MOMENTS FOR FANS

CMA FEST DAY TWO WRAPS WITH EPIC SURPRISES  AND SPECIAL MOMENTS FOR FANS

The 48th annual CMA Fest wrapped day two of its four-day festival yesterday with even more surprises, Hollywood stars and sold-out crowds. Despite a few rain delays, the streets of downtown Nashville were packed with fans enjoying their favorite music and visiting the unique activations throughout the festival.

Carrie Underwood closed out Nissan Stadium with an epic surprise guest, Joan Jett, performing a medley of Jett’s classic hits including “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Bad Reputation,” “Crimson And Clover,” “Fresh Start” and “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” which had the crowd rocking out to every word. Thomas Rhett brought out Jon Pardi to perform their new song “Beer Can’t Fix” from Thomas Rhett’s new album Center Point Road. Just days after breaking the Nissan Stadium attendance record, Eric Church performed a powerful solo acoustic set of his biggest hits. LOCASH had the crowd singing along at the Radio Disney Country Stage and CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipient Travis Denning brought the energy to the Chevy Breakout Stage at Walk of Fame Park.

Fans showed up in droves yesterday, with the Firestone Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater sold-out crowd, which featured headliner Brett Young, and the Chevy Riverfront Stage hitting capacity for three straight performances on day two of the festival. The stage first hit capacity during Jordan Davis’ performance and remained at capacity through Morgan Wallen and Hunter Hayes’ set, with thousands of fans singing along to their favorite songs. Old Dominion kicked things off with their Artist of the Day session, performing on the CMA Close Up Stage to a packed house at Xfinity Fan Fair X.

The HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge featured performances by “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz and Creative Nation artists Kassi Ashton, Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Steve Moakler. In addition, cast members of “The Brady Bunch” – Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) – participated in a panel and meet & greet with fans.

CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with a portion of ticket proceeds directly benefiting high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation, thanks to all the artists performing at CMA Fest donating their time.

Lindsay Ell performs the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Jo Dee Messina opens Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Jo Dee Messina opens Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Little Big Town performs at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell perform “What Happens In A Small Town” from the satellite stage at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Dan + Shay perform at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Thomas Rhett performs at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Thomas Rhett performs at Nissan Stadium with surprise guest Jon Pardi performing “Beer Can’t Fix” during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Eric Church performs at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Brett Young headlines the sold-out Firestone Country Roads Stage during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Fans pack the Chevy Riverfront Stage, which reached capacity for three straight performances during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7, starting during Jordan Davis’ set.
The Chevy Riverfront Stage reached at capacity for three straight performance during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7, including during Morgan Wallen’s set.
The Chevy Riverfront Stage reached at capacity for three straight performance during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7, including during Hunter Hayes’ set.
CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipient Travis Denning performs at the Chevy Breakout Stage at Walk of Fame Park during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Old Dominion performs on the CMA Close Up Stage for the Artist of the Day session at Xfinity Fan Fair X during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
LOCASH performs at the Radio Disney Country Stage during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Randy Travis and Mary Travis participate in a Q&A with “Jesus Calling” on the CMA Close Up Stage during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Hayley Orrantia performs at the Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Bridgestone Plaza during CMA Fest on Friday, June 7.
Song Suffragettes perform on the CMA Close Up Stage with special guests Kalie Shorr, Tiera, Livy Jeanne and Savannah Keys during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Rita Wilson performs at the Budweiser Forever Country Stage during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge featured performances by Creative Nation artists (L – R) Luke Laird, Kassi Ashton, Steve Moakler and Barry Dean during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
HGTV ‘A Very Brady’ Lodge hosted “A Very Brady Chat” with cast members (L – R) Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Barry Williams (Greg) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.
Blanco Brown performs at the Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage during CMA Fest Friday, June 7.