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 Male Vocalist Not Named Stapleton: Chris Young
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Best Male Vocalist Not Named Stapleton: Chris Young

Though he's quietly racked up eight Number One songs, Chris Young is frequently left out of the conversation about country's best male singers. His set at Nissan Stadium should serve as a corrective, because he showed his voice's remarkable malleability and skill for finding the emotional contours of a song, whether it was a sultry ballad like "Gettin' You Home" or a churning party track like "Aw Naw." After leveling the place with his stormy Cassadee Pope duet "Think of You," he could've rightfully issued a mic drop, but the low-key exit he chose was much more his style.

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