CMA Fest is officially wrapped so if you need us, we’ll be catching up on sleep for the next 3 days… In the meantime, you can check out our top five highlights from CMA Fest. This year was one for the books, especially for our Canadian artists. From performances with Dierks Bentley to Whiskey Jam at Barlines, Canadian country music could be heard all over the streets of Nashville.
Top Five Highlights From CMA Fest 2019
1. Canadian Country In Nashville
We may have set a new record for the number of Canadian country artists performing at CMA Fest this year. Meghan Patrick, Brett Kissel, Hunter Brothers, High Valley, Madeline Merlo, James Barker Band and The Road Hammers (just to name a few) had crowds on their feet all weekend long. Seeing so many of our Canadian country artists rock out in music city was a true highlight.
The Spotify Hot Country Stage at Ole Red was certainly the place to get to know upcoming artists. We couldn’t get enough of rising star, Bailey Bryan, singing her current single “Perspective”. As well, there were some massive surprises, like performances by artists including Little Big Town and Morgan Wallen. Our favourite moment was when Lil NasX and Billy Ray Cyrus surprised fans with a performance of “Old Town Road”. To say the crowd went insane would be the understatement of the year.
3. Tenille Townes playing Nissan Stadium with Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley made Tenille Townes’ dreams come true when he invited the Canadian singer to treat the Nissan Stadium crowd with some 90s country. She killed it, of course. An incredible moment for both Tenille Townes and the 50,000 fans in the stadium that night.
Iconic artists took over the Forever Country Stage behind Ascend Amphitheater to play their chart topping hits. The Road Hammers had everyone embracing the rainy weather with a show-stopping performance of “Mud”.