You know it’s a party when 7 MILLION of your closest friends show up!
Thanks to the fans who watched the 2011 “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on ABC Sunday night! Y’all helped Country Music have a BIG SHOWING to a national TV audience. In fact, with 7 MILLION viewers, last night’s telecast earned ABC its most viewers in the time period in five years! That’s 7 MILLION fans who relived the excitement we experienced here in Nashville back in June, 7 MILLION fans who caught amazing performances by the likes of Trace Adkins, Alabama, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Zac Brown Band!
Here are some of our favorite tweets from friends during the show:
- @Opry: WOW @Lauren_Alaina w/ @MartinaMcBride & @ScottyMcCreery w/ @joshturnermusic together!
- @GACtv: @taylorswift13 showing off some mad banjo skills on the CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock special on ABC tonight. #cmafest
- @FollowCMT: I always want to go sit on a beach when I hear @ZacBrownBand. Who’s with me? #CMAfest
- @JoeDonRooney: Thx so much to all you #CountryMusicFans for making #CMAfest such a #Success this year! #KeepOnRockin
- @cmilove: I wish @kelly_clarkson would make a full country record. She’s got one of THE BEST voices in all of music. #cmafest
- @adrianftaylor: love how @DierksBentley announced so many great artists #cmafest country music’s night to rock! CMA knows who the fave is to see! #Dierks
- @LBTmusic: Loved singing with @rascalflatts on #cmafest… so cool.
- @MusicRow: Country girls, are you shaking it? Luke Bryan sez so. #cmafest
- @MartinaMcBride: Thanks 4 all the sweet comments re. One Night @ #CMAFest.
- @manderho: Little Big Town makes everything sound that much better #CMAfest
So, what was your favorite performance or moment from the special? We want to hear it. Sound off below!