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 Fan: The Cadillac Three's Cameraman
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Jordan O'Donnell22/30

Best Fan: The Cadillac Three's Cameraman

If it feels like another year, another CMA Fest Best inclusion for the Cadillac Three, it's because the trio is that damn reliable, thrilling a Friday-morning crowd at the Riverfront stage with Southern rockers like "Hank & Jesus," edgy love song "White Lightning" and the stomping "Tennessee Mojo," enlivened by Neil Mason's John Bonham-like drumming and Kelby Ray's crunchy steel. The highlight though was "The South," Jaren Johnston's ode to life below the Mason Dixon that has become so universally embraced by Southern-rock and in-the-known country fans that even the onstage cameraman was mouthing every word. J.H.

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