Nashville star Charles Esten was a huge hit at the festival yesterday.
"We love our Australian fans; God bless you," he told the crowd.
After his evening set the actor and musician spent two hours greeting fans who had queued in the rain to meet him.
The CMC Music Awards, hosted by Morgan Evans will broadcast live on Foxtel’s CMC next Thursday, 23 March from The Star Gold Coast and precedes the sold out three day CMC Rocks festival, headlined by the Dixie Chicks.
The characters on CMT’s “Nashville” are poring through old home movies, journals and recording sessions on Thursday night’s episode, as they try to come to grips with the death of “Rayna Jaymes” – country star, wife and mother.
They’re not alone.