CMA Music Festival 2017: 26 Best Things We Saw

From Miranda Lambert's fiery main-stage return to Luke Combs' star-making turn

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Ashley Campbell

Ashley Campbell is undoubtedly aware of the long shadow cast by her father Glen, but doesn't shrink away from that influence, even as she incorporates other flavors into her work. At her brief Saturday set at the Gildan Broadway Stage, Campbell showed a mixture of grit, sass and vulnerability with songs like "Nothing Day" and "Looks Like Time," confident in her musicianship and songwriting abilities. And in perhaps the week's best display of family support, Campbell's mother Kim was standing in the audience, proudly snapping photos with her smartphone. J.F.

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