It’s a country music tradition.
Hosted by Little Big Town – who hit up all the festival hot spots, from Zac Brown’s tailgate to Lady Antebellum’s Ping Pong tournament benefiting their LadyAID Fund – the annual CMA Music Festival sees 80,000 fans converge on Nashville in June and rock out to country music’s biggest names: Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, as well as the most-buzzed about newcomers, Kacey Musgraves and Brett Eldredge.
This year was no different.
Dressed in sparkling white polo shirts and trendy sweat bands, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood (along with then-pregnant bandmate Hillary Scott cheering them from the sidelines) duked it out against Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet during this years festival.
Check out a sneak peek of their match:
That was just the beginning. The epic four-day festival comes to television this Monday night on the ABC special, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock, at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central).