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08/16/2011

Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson Close Out CMA Music Festival Special

Via Taste of Country: Country was given one night to rock our local ABC stations, and they managed to shake things up well into Monday. Zac Brown Band had the honor of closing out CMA Music Festival: Countrys Night to Rock event with a second performance, which they did with Alan Jacksons help on As Shes Walking Away.

Even though the thousands of fans that packed the festival knew what was coming, they still screamed in unison when Jackson walked out to lend his hand to the song, which charted as a No. 1 single last fall. Brown kept his poker face on, as usual, but he expressed on the Today show on Friday that every day he has to pinch himself.

Brown and his band delivered their song Keep Me in Mind to the crowd earlier in the evening, but it didnt quite hold a candle to their collaboration with the iconic Jackson. Theres no question that the Little Bitty hitmaker paved the way for many of the artists who performed during tonights television event, like Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley you name it and having Jackson wrap up Countrys Night to Rock was a special way to pay tribute to a man who brought things full circle.

Read the entire article and see the performance video here.


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