Nashville Parties & Plays at the CMA Music Festival
Jake Owen gets his hands – and his guitar! – in the air Sunday after his performance, which only lasted one song due to rough weather approaching Music City.
But the impending storm can't stop The Band Perry, who go hard on two hits – "The best 2 songs of our lives," they Tweeted – before the weather turns on Sunday.
HITTING A HIGH
Sing it! Former American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina takes things up a notch during her Sunday afternoon performance at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville comes to Nashville! ABC stars Lennon and Maisy Stella, of Lennon and Maisy, play with the big kids Sunday at LP Field.
Isn't he strum-thing? Chuck Wicks pairs his skills with his smolder Sunday for a performance at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage.
WALK THE 'LINE'
ONE MORE TIME
'BOYS' WILL BE BOYS
The Oak Ridge Boys – comprised of Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban – rock down memory lane Saturday with a handful of their their '80s hits, including "Trying to Love Two Women" and "American Made."
RED-Y TO ROCK
American Idol alums Kree Harrison, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina team together on the third day of the Nashville music festival to strike out cancer Saturday at City of Hope's 23rd annual Celebrity Softball Challenge.
The Voice judge Blake Shelton shows off his own impressive pipes Friday at night two of the Nashville music festival, where his set included "Footloose," "Boys 'Round Here" and "Drink on It." "Thank you CMA Fest... I'm humbled that y'all hung around til midnight to see me play," he Tweeted. "I. Worship. Country. Music. Fans!!!!!!!!"
Lady Antebellum – aka a very pregnant Hillary Scott and band mates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood – live up to the title of their song "We Own the Night," getting Friday's audience to join them in a sing-along.
PUT A RING ON IT!
Can I get a witness? Singer Lauren Alaina looks on as Aaron Herlihy proposes to Heather Burke at
HGTV'S The Lodge at CMA Music Fest on Friday.
MAKING A POINT
Kip Moore proves he can rock out – check out that Rolling Stones T-shirt – while performing at LP Field on Friday.
GONE WITH THE WIND FABULOUS
The fans aren't the only ones blown away by the music fest. Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild show off wind-swept hair during their Friday set, which included the band's hit "Tornado."
HUG IT OUT
After making a surprise appearance on the Pepsi Music bus Friday, Blake Shelton congratulates the grand prize winner of the Pepsi Speed Sketch challenge.
Lucky girls! Luke Bryan gets up close and personal with his admirers Thursday, snapping a photo with fans during his performance at day 1 of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.
CUT IT OUT
Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood – a.k.a. Lady Antebellum – get things started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the ATampT U-verse Fan Fair X at the Music City Center.
DO IT YOURSELF
Joe Nichols takes the mic into his own hands to serenade his gathered fans.
Something old meets something new when Kenny Rogers joins Zac Brown onstage during the CMA Fest's nightly concert.
EYE SEE YOU
Proving that performing is just as fun as watching, Gloriana's Rachel Reinert and Tom Gossin trade smiles during their set.
It's a battle to be the best as Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles (left) and Eric Gunderson (right) play off against Jason Jordan.
HITTING A HIGH NOTE
Let's get loud, indeed! Sara Evans happily lets 'em hear it while belting it out.
CHEERS TO THAT
With a drink in one hand and his baseball cap in the other, Eric Church bids adieu to the audience.