Spotify returned to Ole Red, in Nashville for the second year in a row to celebrate Spotify House at CMA Fest with a jam packed opening day that included a welcome brunch featuring country music trio Midland, surprise appearances by Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts, as well as a performance by the country-trap artist who has caused quite a stir for his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X.
Yearwood performed her newly released single, “Every Girl In This Town” and was there to remind the crowd, “There are a lot of cool chicks making music right now.”
Spotify House started the day with an exclusive welcome brunch and panel discussion on the rooftop of Ole Red featuring a lively conversation with Spotify’s Head of Artist & Label Marketing, Nashville, Brittany Schaffer, Spotify’s Global Head of Communications, Dustee Jenkins, and country trio Midland.
Spotify also announced an exclusive new podcast with Midland which lead singer, Mark Wystrach, humorously described as “a discovery and an adventure, jump on board… but get life insurance first.”
Throughout the day and night, fans lined up around the block to catch performances by country music artists Maddie & Tae, Tenille Townes, Lauren Alaina, Mitchell Tenpenny, Jameson Rodgers, Rodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, Noah Schnacky, Morgan Wallen and HARDY. Rascal Flatts performed their new hit song, “Back to Life” and had everyone singing along to “Life Is A Highway,” Little Big Town played several of their biggest hits including “Boondocks.”
Hunter Hayes returned for a second year to perform his hits, “One Shot,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “Yesterday’s Song.” Midland then took the stage for a roaring good time performing their new single from their upcoming album, “Mr. Lonely.”
The most anticipated performance of the night came from breakout music star Lil Nas X, who has taken the music world by storm with “Old Town Road.” The crowd went wild when he took the stage with surprise guest Billy Ray Cyrus and sang along to the chart-topping hit.
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