25 Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2016

From Eric Church's show of artistic rebellion to Maren Morris's bohemian spirit

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Best Midnight Jam: Charlie Worsham
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Best Midnight Jam: Charlie Worsham

For three nights at Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway, Charlie Worsham hosted the coolest event of the entire festival — even if it was a sweltering sauna inside. Dubbed the Midnight Jamboree, after Tubb's own long-running radio show, the late-night showcase featured the criminally underrated Worsham playing country classics, left-field covers like Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams Come True" and songs off his upcoming and eagerly awaited new album. He also welcomed some A-list surprise guests in the wee hours: Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Vince Gill and Brandy Clark, among them. The demand was so great, and the temperatures inside the old storefront so high, that the final night of the Jamboree moved to a larger and air-conditioned event down the block, where artists as varied as Kid Rock and Hunter Hayes shared the stage. 

 
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