There was no shortage of superstars on the Saturday night lineup of CMA Fest.
The evening’s show was headlined by Tim McGraw. Joining him at Nissan Stadium was Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert with Pistol Annies, Brett Young and Billy Ray Cyrus.
The evening kicked off with a memorable performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from Runaway June. Following the National Anthem performance, Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning and Jameson Rogers, the current CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients, had the opportunity to make their debut performances at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest.
Surprises once again ruled the show, with the biggest being a performance of “Old Town Road” from Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban. Fans immediately rose to their feet and sang along to every word.
In addition to performing a number of songs with Pistol Annies, Lambert surprised fans by performing a brand new song called “Locomotive.”
Bentley delivered a solid performance and brought out rising star Tenille Townes to sing “Different For Girls” as well as a medley of songs made famous by women in country music. He also took a moment to send his love to fellow country star Granger Smith and his family, who are mourning the tragic loss of their 3-year-old son, River. He dedicated his touching song, “I Hold On” to the family.
McGraw closed out the night and delivered the final surprise when Combs joined him to sing “Real Good Man.”
See photos from the third nightly concert at Nissan Stadium below.
CMA Fest 2019 continues through Sunday. The festival is being taped for a three-hour concert special that will air Sunday, August 4 at 8/7c on ABC. Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini and Bobby Bones will co-host the event.