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Will Hoge performs
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Best Hank Would Be Proud Moment: Will Hoge

Following a drawling, Rolling Stones-influenced set that featured a near-religious take on Hoge's soulful "When I Get My Wings," the Tennessee-born singer-songwriter closed his Friday afternoon performance at the Bud Light Stage not with his ballad-turned-Chevy-ad single "Strong," but with a Hank Williams homage. As he and his band finished the road anthem "The Highway's Home," each member abandoned his post to join Hoge at a singular microphone, where they harmonized on "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." But with the crowd on its feet and singing along, there was nothing lonesome about it.

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