37 Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2014From Miranda Lambert's sass to Richie Sambora's surprise, what entertained us most at country's biggest festival
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Best Storyteller: Jon Pardi
A recent serenader on ABC's The Bachelorette, Jon Pardi performed an intimate show in the HGTV Lodge before his full-band act on the Riverfront Park stage on Sunday. With an accompanying guitarist, Pardi played some fan favorites, like "What I Can't Put Down," but also talked about the songwriting process, how he makes time to write on the road, and the pressures of having to turn around a new album in enough months — as compared with the four years it took him to write his first one, Write You a Song.