Kelsea’s CMA Music Fest debut also attracted 4,000 fans to the free Budweiser Plaza stage on Friday.
Team iHeartRadio beat Team Opry six to five at the 25th City of Hope Celebrity Softball game. Saturday’s event raised more than $200,000 for cancer research.
Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum were among the headliners at the sold-out concerts at LP Field. Little Big Town will host the ABC special on August 4th.
Since its inception, the CMA Music Fest has raised more than $11 million to support music education.
- Kenny Chensey’s Big Revival tour attracted 46,000 fans to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome over the weekend. Saturday’s concert included sets by Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice and Old Dominion. “Wild Child” with Grace Potter is the second number-one from The Big Revival.
Tyler says he and his bandmates are getting along "better than ever. There's always the past, but we try and keep the past out of it... It's a band, and it's a family. I'll do it until I come screeching to a halt, all broken and battered and can't stand up anymore."
On the subject of his solo country album, Tyler admits, "I'm sure they're not happy. But Joe [Perry] has done five solo albums. I just thought, 'Hey, it's my turn in the barrel.' This is a side project, which has now turned into a love of life. I think we got something here that the radio would love to play. Look, that's why I'm in it. I love to take the power to wow to the 100th degree. It's just what I do."
He feels the same way about fans who are scratching their heads over his decision to try his hand in Nashville. "You know what I tell Aerosmith fans? Live with it..."
With a single from it already out, Tyler hopes to release his country album this fall or early next year.