CMA Fest: Day One Recap

CMA Fest is the hottest weekend on the calendar in Nashville. For four days, country artists perform on various stages and meet with their fans. All of this excitement is for the benefit of the CMA Foundation. The foundation aims to provide assistance for music education across the country. Since the festival has not been seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's festivities will surely be one to remember. Here is a recap of the best moments from day one.


Keith Urban electrifies the crowd at Nissan Stadium.


Country Proud: Presented by The Nash News and RNBW Queer Music Collective in partnership with CMA + CMT. The vent made history as the very first LGTBQ+ event during CMA Fest. Charlie Worsham also made a surprise appearance.



Jimmie Allen at Chevy Riverfront Stage



Tenille Arts At Riverfront. She performed a new track and closed the show with her no. 1 hit "Somebody Like that."