Next week is CMA Fest in Nashville, and fans from all over the world come to see their favorite country stars perform. Over the years, since its inception in 1972, when it was dubbed “Fan Fair,” things have changed quite a bit. While it is still a huge highlight, and country is the only genre of music that brings fans together in this way, many aspects of the event are just different.
This year’s Nissan Stadium lineup is huge, with superstars like Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan performing for fans on the main stage. There are many other stages where country stars, old and new, will be performing for fans.
As we gear up for what is called country music’s biggest week, “CMA Fest 2023,” we note what they do not do at country music fans’ biggest party anymore.