Best Energy: Peter Frampton
With "Mashville," celebrating the diversity of today's Music City, the theme of All for the Hall, Frampton's inclusion was a perfect fit. A longtime resident of Nashville, the Seventies guitar god, who recently released his hits collection Acoustic Classics, tipped his hat to Buddy Holly with a solo run through "Peggy Sue." But Frampton knew what his audience came for (at least the more seasoned members), and rewarded them with the guitar acrobatics of "Do You Feel Like We Do." When the English-born shredder stepped to a second mic for the song's robotic talk-box solo, it was 1976 all over again, leaving the crowd awed and Keith Urban sporting a huge grin.