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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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert came to CMA Fest's main stage on Thursday with fury in her eyes, crafting a five-song set aimed at reminding fans that the Texas spitfire still knows how to rock. She offered three combustible songs from her magnificent double album The Weight of These Wings – "Highway Vagabond," "Vice" and "Pink Sunglasses" – but it was the performance's bookends of "Kerosene" and "Little Red Wagon" that provided the dynamite. Lambert strutted in a denim skirt and black blouse, mad-dogging the crowd with OG attitude. She may be currently exploring the more hushed side of her art with "Tin Man," but pity those who think she's gone soft. J.H.

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