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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Keith Urban

From the first chord to the last bent note from his guitar, Keith Urban's energy in Nissan Stadium on the final night of CMA Music Festival was boundless. Opening with "John Cougar, John Deer, John 3:16," the 49-year-old bounced from its chorus into Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane" and then Marley's "No Woman, No Cry." Even the breaking news of a Nashville Predators loss in game six of the Stanley Cup finals midway through his set didn't derail Urban. He acknowledged it, told the crowd how proud he was of the home team and rolled into his last songs. "Wasted Time" finished at midfield far from the safety of the stage, Urban's face obscured behind a forest of iPhone screens, as fans returned in full the energy he put out. J.G. 

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