'CMA Fest' LP Field Shows: Friday Night Recap
June 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM (PT)
The second night of the “CMA MUSIC FEST” concerts at LP FIELD kicked off in full force on FRIDAY (6/6) as TRAVIS TRITT took the stage.
TRITT started off his energetic four-song set with “Put Some Drive In Your Country,” followed by “Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde.” His third song, “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” had the crowd singing it back so loud it could be heard from the field, all the way to fans still filing in through the gates. TRITT finished his set with “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” which was an explosive, crowd-pleasing performance that really got the fans going.
The energy level continued to rise as ERIC CHURCH took the stage next with a very in-your-face, rockin’ performance of “The Outsiders.” Next, was “Creepin’” and his latest #1 “Give Me Back My Hometown,” (NET NEWS 5/5) in which ERIC addressed the crowd and said “I want to welcome you to our hometown of NASHVILLE, TN.”
He then when on to play his current single, “Cold One,” followed by a collaboration with LZZY HALE on “That’s Damn Rock N’ Roll,” which ERIC said was “unplanned,” but because it was such a big hit at the “CMT AWARDS,” they wanted to play it at “CMA FEST” too.
THE BAND PERRY was next, opening their portion of the show with their hit “Done.” They followed that with a very unique cover of KESHA and PITBULL’s song “Timber,” which the crowd went crazy for. They wrapped up the show with “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” “If I Die Young,” and “Better Dig Two.” Before stepping off the stage, KIMBERLY PERRY told the crowd how she remembers a time when there “were more people up on stage than there were in the crowd” and thanked the fans for all of their support.
Following the trio was JASON ALDEAN, who told the crowd he was going to do his best to make sure they had a good time. It was very clear he did after playing hits “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “Take A Little Ride,” “She’s Country,” and “When She Says Baby.” He closed out his set by inviting fellow GEORGIA boy TRAVIS TRITT out on stage to sing “Homesick” with him.
Power couple MIRANDA LAMBERT and BLAKE SHELTON closed out the star-studded night.
MIRANDA performed hits “Fastest Girl In Town,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and “White Liar;” as well as “Automatic,” “Priscilla,” and “Little Red Wagon,” all which are off of her latest album “Platinum.”
Following those songs, a montage of pictures of influential women started playing to BEYONCE’s “Run The World (Girls)” before CARRIE UNDERWOOD joined MIRANDA on stage for a dynamic performance of their song “Something Bad.”
SHELTON took the stage next telling the crowd they were “a bunch of the world’s biggest Country music freaks” before playing “Doin’ What She Likes,” “My Eyes,” and “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”
BLAKE challenged the crowd to sing along to his first #1 song “Austin,” before ending the show with another #1 of his, “Boys Round Here.”