Since 1972, CMA Fest has continued to get bigger and bigger. This year, the festival set a new record – drawing over 87,000 fans a day to the four day event. More than 500 artists performed on 11 different stages – seven of which were free. Every artist performing donated their time for free and all proceeds from the festival went to the CMA Foundation which supports music education in schools. The organization has donated over $11 million over the years. If you missed the festival, ABC will be airing a concert special – hosted by Little Big Town – on August 4th. For now, check out our photos from the festival!

Carly Pearce @ The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Canaan Smith @ The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Ashley Monroe @ The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Maddie & Tae @ The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Jana Kramer @ Bud Light Plaza Stage

Kristian Bush with Canaan Smith and Michael Ray @ CMA Close-Up Stage

Thompson Square @ HGTV Lodge

Dan + Shay @ The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Scotty McCreery @ The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Kelsea Ballerini @ HGTV Lodge

Will Hoge @ BMI Tailgate Stage

Alan Jackson @ LP Field

Sam Hunt @ LP Field

Rascal Flatts @ LP Field

Dierks Bentley @ LP Field

Florida Georgia Line @ LP Field

Jason Aldean @ LP Field

Hunter Hayes @ CMA Close-Up Stage

Chuck Wicks @ Belk Park Stage

Love and Theft @ Bud Light Plaza Stage

Megan & Liz @ Chevy Roadhouse Stage

Kelsea Ballerini @ Bud Light Plaza Stage

Lauren Alaina @ AT&T U-verse Stage

Charles Esten @ Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Chase Rice @ Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Laura Bell Bundy @ Belk Park Stage

Jessie James Decker @ AT&T U-verse Stage

Hunter Hayes @ ACME

The Band Perry @ LP Field

Maddie & Tae @ LP Field

Lee Brice @ LP Field

Randy Houser @ LP Field

Zac Brown Band @ LP Field

Lady Antebellum @ LP Field

Luke Bryan @ LP Field

Jamie Lynn Spears @ Bud Light Plaza Stage

Taylor Edwards @ Bridgestone Visitor Center Stage

Cassadee Pope @ Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Chris Carmack @ Belk Park Stage

Joel Crouse @ AT&T U-verse Stage

Parmalee @ Cheverolet Riverfront Stage

Steven Lee Olsen @ Bud Light Plaza Stage

Darius Rucker @ HGTV Lodge

Chris Young @ LP Field

Thomas Rhett @ LP Field

Brett Eldredge @ LP Field

Little Big Town @ LP Field

Carrie Underwood @ LP Field

Written by Catherine Powell

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