CMA Music Fest 2016: 30 Must-See Acts

From the big stadium headliners to newcomers on the Nashville riverfront

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Brenda Lee
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Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee is "only" 71 years old, which is actually pretty young for somebody whose career goes back six decades — when she emerged as "Little Miss Dynamite" herself, large of voice despite being all of four-feet, nine-inches tall. Since then, Lee has gone on to become the rare performer who is in both the Rock and Roll and Country Halls of Fame (and she still has an annual gig announcing each year's inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame). Among Lee's CMA appearances this year will be a "Girl Talk" session alongside fellow veteran hitmaker Jeannie Seely and the always-enchanting Holly Williams. Friday, CMA Close Up Stage

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