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 Guitar Solos: Brothers Osborne
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Best Guitar Solos: Brothers Osborne

And on the eighth day God gave John Osborne the ability to melt faces. Stalking Nissan Stadium like a bearded barbarian, the Brothers Osborne guitarist delivered fleet-fingered solos that all but won the Thursday-night main-stage lineup. Opening with the Pawn Shop boot-stomper "It Ain't My Fault," John moved up and down his fretboard, wringing out notes that complemented sibling TJ's heavy-duty vocals. A string of new material off their latest album Port Saint Joe followed, culminating with two monster outros from John in the underrated barnstormer "Shoot Me Straight" and their breakout hit "Stay a Little Longer." J.H.

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