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CMA Music Fest 2016: Rolling Stone Country’s Best Photos From Day Three

See exclusive photos of Florida Georgia Line, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride and more

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Florida Georgia Line pose backstage at CMA Music Fest.

Joseph Llanes

Saturday was another day of surprise duets at CMA Music Fest: Martina McBride with Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys, and Chris Young with tourmate Cassadee Pope. We caught them backstage and onstage during Nashville's hottest weekend of the year so far — both temperature and talent-wise. Joseph Llanes is the only photographer allowed in the backstage hallways of Nissan Stadium, where country music's biggest acts are performing at the four-day festival. He brings us these exclusive photos from behind-the-scenes and from the front row.

Steven Tyler and Martina McBride CMA Fest

Joseph Llanes

Steven Tyler and Martina McBride

At Saturday night's Nissan Stadium show, Steven Tyler and Martina McBride duetted on Aerosmith's "Cryin'."

Bobby Bones CMA Fest

Joseph Llanes

Bobby Bones

Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots led a show with the "Wonderful Women of Country": Hillary Scott, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, Lucie Silvas, Maddie & Tae, Jana Kramer, Natalie Stovall and Danielle Bradbery.