updated 06/05/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/05/2014 AT 2:30 PM ET
Happy CMA Fest!
It’s that time of year when practically every country singer in all the land descends on Nashville. Over the course of the next four days, 424 musical acts will perform on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville – and in case you want to see even more of your favorites artists, you can wait in line to get an autograph or attend a fan club party.
This week is a country fan’s candy land. Seriously: Where else can you see Dustin Lynch, Love and Theft, Brothers Osborne, Cassadee Pope and so many more stars perform throughout the day and then spend the evening watching Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw play to a crowd of more than 60,000? (Answer: Nowhere.)
In case you can’t make it to Nashville this year, or are here and need to get pumped up for the day’s festivities, we’ve prepared a playlist just for you. Listen to up-and-comers Sam Hunt, Gwen Sebastian and Drake White as well as Bentley, Bryan and McGraw – and hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite or two.