Year after year, the theme of CMA Fest revolves around one common core component: the fans. Artists continually share stories of what that makes that connection so special during the country festival and while we try our best to grasp it, sometimes it takes witnessing those little moments to bring it to life.
A little moment for us was when vocal powerhouse Mickey Guyton was on the Chevy Cruze Park Stage singing her hit, “Better Than You Left Me” and the whole crowd serenaded her back. Overcome with emotion, Mickey had to step away from the mic as tears flowed down her face as she witnessed a CMA Fest crowd singing her lyrics back to her. That’s pretty neat if you ask us.
Even more neat? She had peers in the audience sharing in her joy and pal Kelsea Ballerini was there to capture the moment: