CMA Fest Day Four Wraps Up

With superstar surprises

CMA Fest Day Four Wraps Up Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA

CMA Fest never fails to impress. It’s a four day party celebrating country music.

The fourth and final day saw “CMA Fest” co-host Kelsea Ballerini as the Artist of the Day at Xfinity Fan Fair X, where she answered questions from CMT’s Leslie Fram followed by a performance that included her new single “I Hate Love Songs.” Ballerini also shared the song’s brand new video with fans in attendance. 

 

"CMA Fest" co-host Kelsea Ballerini answers questions from CMT's Leslie Fram at Xfinity Fan Fair X inside Music City Center during the CMA Fest Artist of the Day session Sunday, June 10. 
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Luke Bryan made a surprise appearance at the Chevy Riverfront Stage for 10 second trivia, where he awarded two winners with tickets to the Chevy suite at Nissan Stadium for Sunday’s nightly concert. Once again, the Chevy Riverfront Stage reached capacity crowds Sunday during Scotty McCreery’s afternoon set. Chris Young hosted a surprise meet and greet for hundreds of fans at his booth at Xfinity Fan Fair X, while Lindsay Ellpresented a check on behalf of Cracker Barrel for $15,000 to the CMA Foundation.

 

Luke Bryan surprises two fans with CMA Fest nightly concert tickets during a special appearance on the Chevy Riverfront Stage Sunday, June 10.
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Bryan didn't want the night to end as he closed out Nissan Stadium with a stellar set, performing well past midnight. After rushing to the stage for a potentially shorter set due to incoming rain, Bryan was having so much fun he extended his set on the fly, which included a surprise serenade to Randy Travis who was in the audience before closing out CMA Fest with "Roller Coaster" alongside friend Cole Swindell.

 

 

 
Luke Bryan closes out CMA Fest nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium Sunday, June 10.
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The night was full of surprises. “CMA Fest” co-host Thomas Rhett announced early on Sunday that he’d join the Nissan Stadium performance line-up, while Dwight Yoakam joined Dierks Bentley for an incredible performance of “Fast As You” and Brothers Osborne joined Bentley for “Burnin’ Man.” Florida Georgia Line performed their massive hit “Meant To Be” with pop singer Bebe Rexha after surprising fans by welcoming the Backstreet Boys to the stage to perform “God, Your Mama And Me.” 

Florida Georgia Line performs at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Sunday, June 10.
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Bebe Rexha, wearing a hat loaned to her from Dolly Parton, performs with Florida Georgia Line at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest nightly concerts Sunday, June 10.
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Backstreet Boys join Florida Georgia Line for a surprise performance at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Sunday, June 10.
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Dwight Yoakam surprises fans during a special performance with Dierks Bentley for CMA Fest nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium Sunday, June 10.
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