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 Odd Couple: Martina McBride and Steven Tyler
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Best Odd Couple: Martina McBride and Steven Tyler

Martina McBride said she couldn't believe it when she picked up the phone one day and Steven Tyler introduced himself. "I was like, 'Whaaaaat?'" she said backstage at Nissan Stadium Saturday evening. Fans in the stands must have been feeling the same way later that night when she appeared as Tyler’s special guest, jumping in to test her vocal fortitude against the Aerosmith front man on the epic 1993 romance rocker "Cryin'." Tyler actually hit the highest note of the song, which caused McBride to roar with laughter, but with two powerhouse singers duking it out cheek-to-cheek, the crowd itself was the clear winner.

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