The CMA Music Festival in June brought fans to Nashville in droves, and on Sunday night the highlights aired in “Country’s Night To Rock” for those of us who couldn’t make it out for the party.
The special brought some much-deserved attention to country acts, but the most buzzed-about band in the social media sphere on Sunday night was The Band Perry.
The family band made up of siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry brought down the house with an acoustic performance of their hit single “If I Die Young,” encouraging the crowd to sing along. The audience reaction heated up when they segued seamlessly into their latest smash, “You Lie.” You can watch the “If I Die Young” performance below in a fan-filmed YouTube video.
Also televised were performances by country favorites Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
In case the special made you wish you were there, you can still buy tickets at CMAFest.com.