CMA week is full of events leading up to the big awards show night. Wednesday night, CMA hosted CMA Songwriters Series with Bob Dipero, Brett James, Bratley Gilbert and Kristian Bush of Sugarland. The guys each took turns singing a song. It was a great night of music. As much as I love the big stage and huge productions, watching the songwriters sing their hits and tell stories about how the song was made is much sweeter.
Brett James sang the following. The Truth (Jason Aldean, Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), Cowboy Casanova (Carrie Underwood), Two Night Town (This song has yet to be recorded, and I can't wait to find out who picks it up, because it is going to be a hit!) and Mr. Know It All (Kelly Clarkson).
Bob Dipero sang: Southern Voice (Tim McGraw), Blue Clear Sky (George Strait), Lovin' You Is Fun (Easton Corbin), and Gone (Montogomery Gentry).
Kristian sang: Fire and Ice (New song. LOVED!), Baby Girl, What I'd Give, Dead Ringer (new song about someone dating the zombie version of their dead girlfriend...hey, it was Halloween) and another new one, You're Gonna Get Yours. I loved seeing Kristian in this setting singing the songs himself. I love Jennifer Nettles, but it was so much fun to watch Kristian shine on his own. He stayed after the show and greated each fan individually. He will be going on the European CMA Songwriters tour next year, while Jennifer is home taking care of her newborn baby!
Brantley Gilbert is a new favorite of mine. He has a tough guy act, but seeing him in an acoustic setting was awesome. He sang his number ones, Country Must Be Country Wide, You Don't Know Her Like I Do, as well as, Kick it in the Sticks, Dirt Road Anthem, and Them Boys.