The star of the Super Bowl ad join's country music's hottest acts at the annual event

It takes a pretty big star to steal the spotlight from Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift – and that’s exactly what’s happening at the 2013 Country Music Association Festival.

Levi, a Budweiser Clydesdale like the one seen in the company’s tearjerker Super Bowl ad, stopped by the Nashville, Tenn., event on Tuesday to pick up his credentials. And boy, did he charm the crowd.

While approaching the check-in table, Levi was the apple of every cameraman’s eye, especially after donning his very own all-access pass. The handsome horse even scored some V.I.P. treatment later in the afternoon, meeting CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore and Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee. Hopefully this appearance didn’t leave anyone in tears. RELATED: See Which Stars Shed a Tear Over Budweiser’s Super Bowl Clydesdale Ad