Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, Midland, Trisha Yearwood Rock Spotify House At CMA Fest Day One

Pictured (L-R): Karen Fairchild, Cameron Duddy, Lil Nas X, Phillip Sweet, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Jimi Westbrook. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify

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.”

Pictured: Trisha Yearwood performs at Spotify House during CMA Fest at Ole Red on June 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Spotify

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.”

Pictured (L-R): Head Of Global Communications and Public Relations at Spotify, Dustee Jenkins, Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson of musical group Midland. Photo: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for Spotify

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 RodgersRodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, Noah Schnacky, Morgan Wallen and HARDYRascal 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.”

Pictured: Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox, and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. Photo: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for Spotify

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.”

Pictured: Hunter Hayes. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Spotify

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.

Pictured (L-R): Chaka Zulu; Head of Artist & Label Marketing-Nashville at Spotify, Brittany Schaffer; Lil Nas X; Billy Ray Cyrus; Global Head of Country Music at Spotify, John Marks. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify

Pictured: Little Big Town. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Spotify

Pictured: Head of Artist & Label Marketing-Nashville at Spotify, Brittany Schaffer and Lauren Alaina. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify

Pictured: Global Head of Country Music at Spotify, John Marks and Mitchell Tenpenny. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify

Pictured: Jameson Rodgers. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Spotify

Pictured: Head of Artist & Label Marketing-Nashville at Spotify, Brittany Schaffer and Tenille Townes. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Spotify

Pictured: Lil Nas X, Cameron Duddy of Midland, and Mark Wystrach of Midland. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify

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