The annual CMA Music Fest in Nashville saw more than 450 artists take part in over 150 hours of concerts on 11 different stages last week. The Festival was filmed for a three-hour television special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock to be broadcast on Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Among the big Gibson toting names spotted this year were Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora who played "Wanted Dead or Alive" during Zac Brown’s performance on Sunday, June 8 and Halestorm's Lzzy Hale who barnstormed the stage with Eric Church on "That's Damn Rock & Roll.”

Not to be outdone, the legend that is Charlie Daniels showed the kids how it’s done with his Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul.

Photo Credit: John Russell / CMA

Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

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