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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Sara Evans and the Ladies of Country
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Sara Evans and the Ladies of Country

As part of a three-night series of free concerts at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater, Sara Evans called up a few of her friends for "Ladies of Country," a multi-artist show that featured a women-only bill. A number of up-and-coming artists took the stage for the packed show, with Danielle Bradbery and Aubrie Sellers each delivering sets that hinted at bigger stages in years to come. CMA veteran Kellie Pickler was also on hand, as were 3 Girls Rock Into a Bar, a trio featuring Kelleigh Bannen, Ruthie Collins and Natalie Stovall. Evans herself performed at the end of the evening, playing a number of fan favorites and her newly-released single "Marquee Sign." B.M.

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