Country music fans from all over the country – and the world! – descended upon Nashville last week for the CMA Music Festival. The four-day event (and the days leading up to it) gave fans up close and personal access to their favorite country stars, providing them with over 200 hours of music and countless meet-and-greet opportunities. In no particular order, here are 10 of our favorite photos from the week of the CMA Music Festival! Click on the image to see the full-size photo — and click HERE to see all of our CMA Music Festival photos!
Dierks Bentley performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Sunday, June 10 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.
Dierks Bentley took the stage at LP Field during the Nightly Concerts on Sunday, the final night of the festival. It was Dierks’ first performance since his father, Leon Bentley, passed away on June 1.
Faith Hill performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Saturday, June 9 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.
Faith Hill returned to CMA Music Festival for the first time since 2008. She took the stage on Saturday night during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field and debuted some of the new music she’s been working on.
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Luke Bryan at The Lodge at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 10, 2012. Photo by Keely Marie Scott.
Luke Bryan spent time signing autographs at The Lodge presented by GAC, HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel. The Lodge featured autograph signings, performances and more.
Kip Moore at The Lodge during CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 8, 2012. Photo by Sara Kauss Photography.
Kip Moore was among the artists who performed on GAC’s Living Country Stage at The Lodge. Other performers included Love and Theft, Casey James and Kix Brooks, among others.
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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Carrie Underwood (R) keeps her eyes on David Nail at second base during City of Hope’s 22nd annual Celebrity Softball Challenge during CMA Fest on June 9, 2012 in Nashville . (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)
One of the highlights of CMA Music Festival is always the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, pitting Blair Garner’s After Midnite Team against the Grand Ole Opry Team. David Nail and Carrie Underwood faced off on second base just before David broke his finger.
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