Photo Gallery: CMA Fest’s Nissan Stadium Night 1 With Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker & More

Photo Gallery: CMA Fest’s Nissan Stadium Night 1 With Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker & More

More than 50,000 fans packed Nissan Stadium for Night 1 of CMA Fest on June 7 to see performances by the Oak Ridge Boys, Charles Esten and friends, Kane Brown with Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne and headliner Jason Aldean.

Check out the photos below, courtesy of photographer Jason Simanek.

Check out the photos below, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com.

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter