Rascal Flatts sang, Brantley Gilbert rocked and Riley Green showed why he's a top 10 artist at the Big Machine Label Group luncheon at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday.
CEO Scott Borchetta introduced the label's acts to the crowd, starting with Riley Green. The "There Was This Girl" hitmaker recalled that just one year ago, he was an unsigned artist and now he's got a song that's #8 on the chart. In addition to playing that hit, he also performed three other songs: "Georgia Time," "Betting Man" and "In Love By Now."
Next up was rising star Lauren Jenkins, with her songs "Makers Mark and You" and "Running Out of Road." Brantley Gilbert was next, firing up the crowd with "Country Must Be Country Wide," "Bottoms Up" and "Kick It in the Sticks." Then he welcomed Lindsay Ell to the stage, for one of the first performances of their duet "What Happens in a Small Town."
22-year-old newcomer Noah Schnacky came next, performing "Hello Beautiful" and "Maybe We Will." And the afternoon was closed by Rascal Flatts, who performed their new single "Back to Life," as well as a string of hits: "Yours If You Want It," "I Like the Sound of That" and "What Hurts the Most." They ended with a rousing version of "Life Is a Highway."
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