By Drew Walker

What a night! The evening featured Jim Cornelison of the Chicago Blackhawks opening with our National Anthem, Lindsay Ell performing a few songs with just her guitar, ending her set with her new hit “Criminal” … and then Kelsea Ballerini hit the stage!

She then invited Chris Young on stage for a song, who then invited Brad Paisley!

  • Yeah Boy – Kelsea
  • Aw Naw – Chris
  • This Is Country Music – Brad (Brad forgot the 3rd verse!)
  • Unapologetically – Kelsea
  • Losing Sleep – Chris (his 1st time ever performing the song acoustically)
  • Heaven South – Brad
  • Legends – Kelsea
  • Getting You Home – Chris
  • First Cousin – Brad
  • Girl Crush / Blue Ain’t Your Color / I Hate Love Songs – Kelsea
  • I’m Coming Over – Chris
  • Mud On The Tires – Brad

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Intermission

Stylz & Roman invited Darius Rucker to the stage for the 2nd half of the show. He then invited Lady Antebellum, who then invited Sam Hunt >>>>

  • Alright – Darius
  • You Look Good – Lady A
  • Body Like A Back Road – Sam
  • If I Told You – Darius
  • I Run To You – Lady A
  • Break Up In A Small Town (Sam forgot the 2nd verse!)
  • Homegrown Honey – Darius (the chorus was written by Charles Kelley)
  • Heart Break – Lady A
  • Come Over – Sam (a Kenny Chesney hit, inspired by Lady A’s “Need You Now” ::: Come Over was Sam’s first song to be recorded by another star!)
  • Wagon Wheel – Darius (Lady A sang backing vocals on this track on the album! Darius had heard a bluegrass version of this song at his oldest daughter’s school concert. Darius called his producer, said could we do this as country? Roped Charles Kelley in … and the song was reborn!)
  • Need You Now – Lady A
  • This Land Is Your Land / House Party – Sam

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And then, a surprise encore after the house lights had already come up >>>>>>

  • Hold My Hand – Sam, Lady A & Darius (and all bands together!)
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