• COUNTRY FRIED
 photo | Blake Shelton

Credit: Curtis Hilbun/AFF-USA

Published: Monday June 11, 2012 16:00 PM EDT

2012

COUNTRY FRIED

Every year, country music stars and their fans mingle at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, where the industry's best and brightest share everything from autographs to hugs with their devotees. And, naturally, there's music – as Blake Shelton demonstrates as he sings and strums on Friday night. "There is a crapload of country fans out there," he joked as he took the stage.