Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood cover Garth Brooks [Photo: Donn Jones/CMA]A whole lot of stars who aren't actually country music stars invaded Nashville's LP Field Saturday for the third night of the CMA Festival. Kelly Clarkson and the Duck Dynasty family were certainly warmly welcomed, since they share plenty of roots and pals with the genre in question.
But when it came to rocker Lenny Kravitz, many attendees were wondering why he got a half-hour set at the stadium that could have been allotted to someone with the slightest connection to Nashville.
A clear crowd favorite of the night came when Clarkson brought out Trisha Yearwood to duet on her set-closing cover of Garth Brooks' "Ain't Going Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)," in a pairing of Stronger and Newly Skinnier. The house was brought down, even if Kelly and Trisha weren't. The enthusiasm level for this surpassed even the mania that resulted when Clarkson introduced Jason Aldean for their already-a-standard ballad, "Don't You Wanna Stay."Read More »from CMA Fest, Day 3: Kelly Clarkson Duets With Trisha, Jason; Duck Dynasty’s Early Xmas