CMA Fest 2013: The Princess in Red can’t live without you, Nashville

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(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)

I bet you got a dead cell phone in your shotgun seat, Taylor Nation

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s been down this road before, we’d like to remind you to never text and drive. You can turn on the radio though.

The nightly concerts are LP Field have always showcased the best of the best of what Country Music has to offer right now. There’s a very interesting trend of pop, rock and even hip hop artists to seek out the collaboration of country’s best to the point of showing up at events such as the nightly concerts. So far we’ve seen the likes of Jason Mraz, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz just to name a few and we might still see more tonight.

(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)
(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)

The nightly concerts opened Thursday, on June 6, with a very strong lineup that included ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the winner of Best Country album Eric Church and the Enchantress herself, Billboard’s Artist of the Year and winner of seven grammy awards, miss Taylor Swift. I’m going to focus on giving you the best of what I saw and liked rather than writing a play by play.

Luke Bryan opened LP Field. I am not sure why he was not one of the closing numbers, but he surely deserved it. The current ACM Entertainer of the Year knows how to put on a show and win the crowd.

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(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)

It might come as little surprise to you that Taylor Swift was my favorite on June 6. The Blonde With The Sparkly RED Guitar took the stage with Love Story, her most iconic song of all time.

She carefully selected from her repertoire songs from past and present, bringing out Red, Mean, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and… well, what started like a wildcard song – her first ever hit single, Tim McGraw. She barely reached the chorus when she introduced the man himself. Later on, Keith joined in as well.

At this point more than a few of you are going “put the video on already!” so here is Highway Don’t Care:

Watch on YouTube

Thanks to muziccitymuzic for posting! I have my own clip, but unfortunately the sound is not very good. I might post it up later.

Finally, props to the winner of the ACM and CMA Album of the Year, Eric Church. Out came These Boots and Smoke A Little Smoke but he also showcased Chief‘s great tracks I’m Getting Stoned, which he used to open, Keep On, Homeboy and Jack Daniels. There was no Springsteen but that doesn’t mean he didn’t take a great night and made it even greater.

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(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)

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