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"Rehearsing right before the doors open. This will look a lot different with 50,000 people in here!"
Country quartet Little Big Town, aka Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman – pulled double duty at last weekend's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, performing live and hosting the special CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, which airs Aug. 12 on ABC.
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"Glam squad backstage in our dressing room. We don't know what we would do without these girls ... always fun getting dolled up."
Singers Schlapman and Fairchild get primped by their hair and makeup team before taking the stage at LP Field. The gals will have even more reason to glam up when they hit the road with Keith Urban this summer.
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MOMENT OF SILENCE
"A hug for Daddy."
They may be big-time rock stars, but with three little ones among them, this group is 100 percent kid-friendly, too! During the Fest, Westbrook (married to bandmate Fairchild since 2006) snuck a kiss from his 3-year-old son Elijah before getting back to work.
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"What a rush. We felt so much love from the fans every night."
Since 1972, fans have been flocking to Nashville each summer to get up close and personal with their favorite country stars at the Fest. This year, more than 300 artists performed and signed autographs for the thousands of attendees.
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"Heading out to perform on Friday night. The energy in the stadium was unreal."
Little Big Town performed a stellar set of songs on Friday, including "Boondocks," "Tornado" and , and was joined by Sheryl Crow for their hit "Pontoon" and Crow's "Soak Up the Sun."
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HOSTS WITH THE MOST
"Introducing another amazing act to the LP Field stage. The lineup every night was killer."
Over the course of four nights, megastars like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley and newer acts like Kip Moore and Hunter Hayes treated concert goers to the ultimate country fan experience.