25 Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2016

From Eric Church's show of artistic rebellion to Maren Morris's bohemian spirit

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Best Call for Unity: Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams
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Best Call for Unity: Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams

The first song Little Big Town and Pharrell Williams wrote for the band's new Wanderlust project is a gospel-meets-disco number called "Miracle," and they used it less than 24 hours after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history took place in Orlando to ask for peace and healing. But with a full church choir and the pop/hip-hop producer by their side (playing woodblocks and rapping one verse), it wasn't a solemn moment at Nissan Stadium. Instead, LBT's Karen Fairchild called for courage in the face of hate. "We need a change," she said as a cheer of support swelled to 60,000 voices. "Love is bigger than hate. . . No one is going to tell us when to sing and how to sing and where to do it. We're not going to be afraid."

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