Blake Shelton made an impression on enthusiastic audiences at the 2013 CMA festival concert Friday, June 7 with his song Boys Round Here, among other performers, which included Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes and Randy Travis, with 60,000 people cheering them on.
"Come on through the countryside, down to the riverside," Shelton sang to excited fans at Nashville’s LP Field, as they applauded the country singer.
Shelton also performed Mine Would Be You, a song from his most recent album Based on a True Story. CEO and president of Warner Music Nashville John Esposito interrupted the singer onstage to present him with a plaque, which recognized his album sales reaching over 6 million for Shelton's Red River Blue project, according to CMT News. Esposito also noted the singer's current chart success.
Shelton kept the crowd on their toes, asking, "Hey, do ya'll know what time it is?" just a few minutes after midnight.
"It takes a special breed of human being to stay out here this late. You're not just country music fans, you must be a bunch of freakin' hillbillies!" he said, launching into his song Hillbilly Bone.
"I've always wanted to sing a bone song at CMA Fest," he said jokingly, going into his song Honey Bee, before ending off the night, telling audience members, "I love country music, and I worship country music fans."
Shelton also performed at the CMA festival in Nashville last year.