Well, I watched the CMA Fest coverage on prime time television yesterday. It is interesting to me that the roughly 30-minute opening performances each of the four nights at the stadium were not shown (Kenny Rogers,Trace Adkins,John Anderson,Tracy Lawrence). These performers were all advertised when the CMA stadium lineup was first announced. Three acts who were very late additions to the lineup, and who performed for a scant ten minutes apiece (Old Dominion,Brett Young,Dustin Lynch) were featured on TV, as was a non-stadium performance by Dan & Shay.
Oh, well. It was nice to see pedal steel featured on at least four of the televised performances. Here’s a 20-song sampler from some of the artists who appeared at Nissan Stadium: 2017 CMA Stadium Sampler