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Mark your calendars and be part of us in celebrating 50 years of Fan Truthful with the unique documentary movie “CMA Fest: 50 years of Fan Truthful” Wednesday, July 5 on Hulu. The documentary tells the story of the world’s largest and longest-running Nation Music pageant, CMA Fest, that includes unique interviews with lots of Nation Music’s most notable artists together with Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith City and extra! Watch the official trailer.

CMA Fest: 50 years of Fan Truthful Official Trailer


2023 was a particular 12 months for CMA Fest. The pageant marked its fiftieth iteration, and the anniversary celebrations have been every thing we hoped they might be!

The intention of giving nation music followers a devoted place to listen to and meet a few of their favourite artists has by no means been larger. Whereas the climate disrupted proceedings, CMA Fest 2023’s star-studded line-up was nonetheless absolute fireplace. With unbelievable performances from the likes of Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, and Luke Combs, plus visitor appearances and galvanizing milestones, this was a pageant that few are going to neglect!

Whether or not you would like you could possibly be again in Nashville or couldn’t make it this 12 months, be part of SiriusXM as we take a look at a number of the best moments of CMA Fest 2023.


Day One — Thursday, June 8

The pageant’s first day bought off to a ripping begin, with stellar performances from a wide range of acts. Lainey Wilson, MacKenzie Porter, Bailey Zimmerman, and Ryan Griffin all took to the stage to dazzle the viewers.

Followers additionally noticed Luke Combs ship a unbelievable set. Alongside his personal tracks, he additionally carried out Vince Gill’s 1993 hit “One Extra Final Likelihood” alongside Gill himself.

Luke Combs brings out Vince Gill for Vince’s “One Extra Final Likelihood.” pic.twitter.com/DpivZBopoE

— Blake Ells (@blakeells) June 9, 2023

Thursday evening held a particular significance for Carly Pearce particularly. She’s actively participated in CMA Fest yearly since relocating to Nashville 13 years in the past, and he or she lastly achieved her dream this 12 months: acting on the Nissan Stadium “huge stage.”

I moved to Nashville 13 years in the past this 12 months & have been part of #cmafest yearly since. Thursday evening, I bought to lastly cross off enjoying my very own set on the “huge stage” that I’ve hoped & prayed I’d play in the future. Hey dreamers— dream the large dream… generally all of it works out… pic.twitter.com/0pz69rwSxG

— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) June 10, 2023

 

Day Two — Friday, June 9

Day two of CMA Fest featured an eclectic mixture of artists. There was one thing for everybody, from up-and-coming artists like David Morris and Austin Snell to mainstays like Keith City.

The second day of the pageant additionally featured a shock set by Jelly Roll, who acquired the Pandora Billionaire award for attaining 1 billion streams on the platform!

we heard ya’ll are loving @JellyRoll615’s takeover! he certain has nice style in music. (plus he provides the very best hugs). we caught up with him at @CountryMusic fest when he turned a @pandoramusic billionaire! CONGRATS, JELLY! take heed to his takeover right here: https://t.co/auGxQ7WRvM pic.twitter.com/VU9WZlNQaO

— Octane (@SXMOctane) June 10, 2023

The day additionally coincided with the launch of Carrie Underwood’s very personal SiriusXM channel, Carrie’s Nation. She joined Buzz Brainard at The Music Row Pleased Hour, the place attendees helped her rely right down to the launch of the channel.

.@Carries_Country is formally HERE and we bought to countdown its launch with @carrieunderwood LIVE at MRHH from @Margaritaville! Hearken to her unique channel right here: https://t.co/U4C4Kta5Qg pic.twitter.com/rPy5PA3XiB

— SiriusXM The Freeway (@SXMTheHighway) June 10, 2023

CMA Fest “Artist of the Day” for Friday, Reba McEntire, shocked followers by becoming a member of Cody Johnson onstage at Nissan Stadium. The pair blew the viewers away with an awe-inspiring efficiency of McEntire’s 1986 hit “Whoever’s in New England.”

That wasn’t the one collaboration although. Miranda Lambert introduced Leon Bridges, Avril Lavigne, and Elle King onstage, with Lavigne and Lambert’s rendition of “Sk8er Boi” being a fan spotlight.  

Reba reveals as much as sing “Whoever’s in New England”!with Cody Johnson. #CMAFest pic.twitter.com/gTqTJ3GyT1

— brianmansfield (@_brianmansfield) June 10, 2023

Love was within the air all through the weekend too, and Elle King helped with that — actually. Selling her upcoming album, Come Get Your Spouse, she used her standing as an ordained officiate to marry two {couples} onstage. Who says romance is lifeless?

 

Day Three — Saturday, June 10

Day three featured performances from a number of established acts. Previous Dominion, Jon Pardi, Eric Church, and Little Huge City have been just some of the numerous iconic performers on the day.

Singer Ok. Michelle, who has pivoted from R&B to nation music, additionally paid tribute to the late Tina Turner with a heartwarming cowl of “Nutbush Metropolis Limits.” The tribute was significantly becoming as Turner wrote the tune to commemorate her hometown of Nutbush, TN, which is just a few hours away from Nashville.

Ok Michelle paid tribute to the legend Tina turner yesterday on the CMA fest puddin us about to take the nation music labored by storm #Kmichelle @kmichelle #Tinaturner pic.twitter.com/CRt8Wkeb5j

— Ok.Michelle (@Kmichelleblog) June 12, 2023

Throughout his set, Jason Aldean puffed up his yet-to-be-named eleventh studio album. Followers loved a efficiency of “Attempt That in a Small City,” and Aldean even stopped by Pandora for a chat earlier than taking to the stage.

Catching up with @Jason_Aldean earlier than he hits the stage at @CountryMusic Fest! 🎶 #CMAFest

Flip up CMA Radio now: https://t.co/rslqtjhB1A pic.twitter.com/vCNLEwbkNW

— Pandora (@pandoramusic) June 11, 2023

 

Day 4 — Sunday, June 111

Regardless of an unbelievable begin, Sunday’s festivities have been quickly halted resulting from extreme climate. Sturdy winds, lightning, and thunderstorms compromised the protection of followers and artists, with outside performances suspended. However fortunately, as soon as the worst of the climate cleared, the day continued with no hitch!

Followers celebrated 50 years of CMA Fest with a number of the greatest names in nation music. Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, and Luke Bryan have been simply a number of the acts that took to the stage to shut out the pageant.

a sunday evening for the ages ❤️#CMAFest x @CountryMusic pic.twitter.com/AwEPojwaDC

— Nissan Stadium (@NissanStadium) June 12, 2023


Expertise CMA Fest at house with The Music Occasion of Summer season hosted by Dierks Bentley, Elle King, and Lainey Wilson on Wednesday, July 19, at 8/7c on ABC. Hearken to your favourite nation songs on The Freeway (Ch. 56).

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