Best Cult Fan Base: Big Smo
"Hick-hop" rapper Big Smo's presence at the ultimate country music festival — actually, some critics might interject, his presence in the country world in general — is a bit of a head-scratcher. (So is the unfortunate way he spells the genre's name: kuntry.) But there was no mistaking the popularity of the soon-to-be A&E reality star's Friday afternoon set. The guy's got loads of loyal fans (they prefer "kinfoke"), who maxed out the Bud Light Stage's capacity and spilled into the adjacent streets for his raucous show. Curious passers-by paused in amazement at the throngs of people politely headbanging along to songs like "Kickin' It in Tennessee" and "Boss of the Stix."