CMA Fest is known for the surprise guests and collaborations. 2016 was no different.
Much to the surprise of many of us, including the press pit that generally gets idea of what is going to happen shortly before it does, Chris Janson hit the main stage right after Eric Church left it. This was shocking for two reasons; nobody expected it and OH MY GOD CHRIS JANSON PERFORMED ON THE MAIN STAGE. For those of you that have been following this site for years, you’ll know I’ve been on the Janson bandwagon back when he was performing free shows in Vegas for the ACM Awards.
I was about to take a break, get some water, and relax when I heard the open melody to “Buy Me A Boat.” Needless to say, I ran my ass back up to that pit real fast. The best part about it? I was up there to witness a rocking collaboration between Janson, Justin Moore, Hank Williams Jr., and Eric Church. It was a moment that audiences will probably never forget.
Don’t forget to tune into “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 8:00 PM ET on the ABC Television Network.
Check out the photos below!