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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Carly Pearce
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Carly Pearce

There's more to Pearce, a Busbee protégée, than just "Every Little Thing," her single that hit Number 24 on the Country Airplay chart last week. The Kentucky native has been in the Nashville trenches for the last eight years, writing and performing, and now, months away from her debut record, she's road-testing her new songs. (The cat's already out of the bag, though, as plenty of CMA Fest fans sang along to the unreleased material.) Of note: "Hide the Wine," a tune about how adding booze with an ex-lover ends up in trouble. "It's a dangerous thing / pouring alcohol on an old flame," she rhymes. J.G. 

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