CMA Music Festival 2018: 30 Best Things We Saw

From Carrie Underwood and Chris Stapleton's main-stage stunners to breakout sets by Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael

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Best Curiosity: Mason Ramsey
Jordan O'Donnell14/30

Best Curiosity: Mason Ramsey

Mason Ramsey was everywhere this CMA Fest, delighting fans who helped the 11-year-old "yodeling Wal-Mart boy" become a viral sensation – and land him a joint record deal with Atlantic and Big Loud. On Thursday, when he wasn't performing his Hank Williams homage, he was whizzing by crowds in a golf cart, eventually ending up at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville for a SiriusXM interview and performance that included Hank Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues" and Ramsey's debut single, "Famous." The fans – especially the young girls pressed up against the barricade – ate it up, begging a member of Ramsey's band to help procure an autograph and generally losing their minds. It was something to behold, and will be even more interesting to see where he ends up this time next year. J.H.

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