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CMA Music Fest 2015: Best Live Photos

From up-and-comers on a floating river stage to superstars at the Titans’ stadium, Music City lives up to its name

Carrie Underwood CMA Fest

Carrie Underwood headlined Saturday night's main stage at CMA Music Fest.

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There is no other weekend in the country music capital of the world when fans can see more of the genre's finest than during CMA Music Fest. The annual event boasts more than 400 acts on stages all over downtown Nashville, including a floating riverfront stage and the huge stage in the end zone of LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. Flip through the best photos from this year's massive musical party (so far), including Little Big Town joining forces with country legends, Keith Urban taking a selfie with one of his cutest fans and Maddie and Tae showing the bros how it's done.

Little Big Town CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Singers Kimberly Schlapman (L) and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform onstage with Joe Bonsall and Duane Allen (R) of The Oak Ridge Boys during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

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Little Big Town & the Oak Ridge Boys

Kimberly Schlapman (left) and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform onstage with Joe Bonsall and Duane Allen (right) of the Oak Ridge Boys, singing the classic hit "Elvira" during the 2015 CMA Festival.

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Keith Urban and Fan

Keith Urban takes a selfie with a young fan after performing live on SiriusXM's the Highway at the SiriusXM Studios in downtown Nashville during CMA Music Fest.

Kellie Pickler CMA Music Fest

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Kellie Pickler

Wayne and Deby Kyle, parents of United States Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, presented an award to Kellie Pickler during Night Three of the CMA Music Festival. The singer was honored for her tireless support of American troops, including a number of USO Tours overseas.

Brad Paisley

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 14: Musician Brad Paisley performs onstage during day 4 of the 2015 CMA Festival on June 14, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/WireImage)

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley was the last official performer of CMA Music Fest, closing out Sunday night's show at LP Field.

CMT Next Women of Country

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CMT’s Next Women of Country

Pens in hand and ready for autograph signings, RaeLynn, Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery, Angaleena Presley and Cam attend the CMT's Next Women of Country event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as part of CMA Music Fest activities.

Lady Antebellum

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: (L-R) Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood from Lady Antebellum perform on stage during day 2 of the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/WireImage)

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Lady Antebellum

Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum play CMA Music Fest's main stage.

Jason Aldean

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Jason Aldean performs at LP Field during day 1 of the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean headlined Night One of the 2015 CMA Music Fest at LP Field.

The Band Perry

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: (L-R) Neil Perry, singer Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

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The Band Perry

Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry of the Band Perry play Night Two of CMA Music Fest at LP Field.

Charles Esten

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Actor and musician Charles Esten performs at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Music Fest on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV)

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Charles Esten

Esten, who plays Deacon Clayborne on ABC's Nashville, performed inside the HGTV Lodge.

Zac Brown Band

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Singer Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band performs onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

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Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown performed with his band at LP Field for Night Two of CMA Music Fest.

Maddie and Tae

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: (L-R) Musicians Taylor Elizabeth "Tae" Dye and Madison Kay Marlow of Maddie and Tae perform onstage at the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/WireImage)

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Maddie and Tae

Tae Dye and Maddie Marlow of Maddie and Tae perform onstage at the 2015 CMA Music Festival.

Eric Church CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: (L-R) Eric Church, Marty Stuart and Phillip Sweet perform at Ryman Auditorium on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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Eric Church, Marty Stuart, Phillip Sweet

Eric Church, Marty Stuart and Phillip Sweet perform at the Ryman Auditorium as part of Stuart's annual Late Night Jam — the unofficial kickoff to CMA Music Fest.

Alan Jackson

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Alan Jackson performs at LP Field during day 1 of the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson opened the first night of CMA Music Fest with a country-to-the-core performance at LP Field.

CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: CMA Music Fest River Stage during the 2012 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)

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Riverfront Stage

Fans gather to hear music on a floating stage on the Cumberland River at CMA Music Fest.

Carrie Underwood CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Singer Carrie Underwood performs at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Carrie Underwood

The country superstar celebrated her tenth anniversary as a performer at CMA Music Fest, starting her set with the electrifying "Blown Away."

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Keith Urban

Keith Urban performed Sunday night at LP Field, at one point bringing out surprise guest Eric Church for their duet, "Raise 'Em Up."

Striking Matches

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Justin Davis (L) and Sarah Zimmermann of Striking Matches perform at HGTVs The Lodge at CMA Music Fest 2014 in on June 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HGTV)

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Striking Matches

Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann of Striking Matches performed at HGTV's Lodge.

CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 14: Singer Darius Rucker performs onstage during day 4 of the 2015 CMA Festival on June 14, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/WireImage)

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Darius Rucker

The "Southern Style" singer played closing night of CMA Music Fest.

Brett Eldredge

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Musician Brett Eldredge performs onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Brett Eldredge

Brett Eldredge played to a sold-out CMA Music Fest crowd Saturday night at LP Field.

Rascal Flatts

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Musicians Joe Don Rooney (L) and Gary LeVox (R) of Rascal Flatts perform onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/WireImage)

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Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney (left) and Gary LeVox (right) jam with their new guitarist at Night One of CMA Fest at LP Field.

CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 14: (L-R) Musicians Keith Urban and Eric Church perform onstage during day 4 of the 2015 CMA Festival on June 14, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/WireImage)

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Keith Urban and Eric Church

Keith Urban and Eric Church performed their "Raise 'Em Up" duet during the last night of CMA Music Fest.

Kelsea Ballerini

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Kelsea Ballerini performs at the Bud Light stage at the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)

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Kelsea Ballerini

The "Love Me Like You Mean It" singer performed Friday at the outdoor Bud Light stage.

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Ashley Monroe performs at the Chevy Riverfront Stage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe performs on the Riverfront Stage during the 2015 CMA Music Festival.

Lee Brice

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Singer Lee Brice performs onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

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Lee Brice

Lee Brice performs on the LP Field stage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12th.

Jana Kramer

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Jana Kramer performs at the Bud Light Plaza Stage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer performs at the Bud Light Plaza Stage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11th.

CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Stephen Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson of the Band Love & Theft perform on the Bud Light stage during 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)

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Love & Theft

Stephen Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson of Love & Theft perform on the Bud Light stage during the 2015 CMA Music Festival.

Brooke Eden

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Brooke Eden performs on the Bud Light Stage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)

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Brooke Eden

Brooke Eden performs on the Bud Light Stage during the 2015 CMA Festival.

Deana Carter

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Deana Carter performs on the Bud Light Stage for 2015 CMA Fest on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)

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Deana Carter

Deana Carter performs on the Bud Light Stage at the 2015 CMA Music Festival.

CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry performs at the Chevy Riverfront Stage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

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Montgomery Gentry

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry swings his mic stand on the Riverfront Stage during CMA Music Fest.

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