Closing day of CMA Fest yields surprises
Monday, June 11, 2018
– The fourth and final day of the CMA Fest in Nashville included surprise appearances by Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam at Nissan Stadium.
Luke Bryan closed out the stadium show going past midnight. After rushing to the stage for a potentially shorter set due to incoming rain, Bryan extended his set, which included a surprise serenade to Travis who was in the audience before closing out CMA Fest with "Roller Coaster" alongside friend Cole Swindell.
"CMA Fest" co-host Thomas Rhett announced early on Sunday that he'd join the Nissan Stadium performance line-up, while Yoakam went on during Dierks Bentley's set for a performance of "Fast As You" and Brothers Osborne joined Bentley for "Burnin' Man." Florida Georgia Line performed their massive hit "Meant To Be" with pop singer Bebe Rexha after surprising fans by welcoming the Backstreet Boys to the stage to perform "God, Your Mama And Me."
Kelsea Ballerini was the Artist of the Day at Xfinity Fan Fair X, where she answered questions from CMT's Leslie Fram followed by a performance that included her new single "I Hate Love Songs." Ballerini also shared the song's brand new video with fans in attendance. The Chevy Riverfront Stage reached capacity crowds Sunday during Scotty McCreery's afternoon set. Chris Young hosted a surprise meet and greet for hundreds of fans at his booth at Xfinity Fan Fair X,.
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