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Mel at 2012 CMA Music Fest Photos

Mel catches up with some of your favorite country stars at the 2012 CMA Music Fest in Nashville.

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    Oh, just another day in the bathtub with Love & Theft!
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    Rodney Atkins stops by.
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    I love me some Sunny Sweeney!
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    How gorgeous is she? (And talented!)
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    The one & only Tracy Lawrence.
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    Brooks & Mel? Nah...Kix Brooks doesn't need a new partner apparently.
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    "Wanna Make You Love Me" singer Andy Gibson. (He also co-wrote "Don't You Wanna Stay")
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    With Jason Michael Carroll-- such a sweet guy!
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    Bucky Covington is next up for a chat.
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    Do I even need to tell you it's the Oak Ridge Boys? Didn't think so.
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    Look out-- Colt Ford always brings the fun wherever he goes!
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    I always enjoy talking to Josh Thompson.
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    Another country legend comes by: Lee Greenwood!
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    Next up, Glen Templeton.
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    You think I'm passing up the chance to climb into a bathtub with Jerrod Niemann?!
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    A new band from, yes, Brooklyn-- Her & King's Country.
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    Wow-- the amazingly gifted Ricky Skaggs talks about his astounding career.
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    With bluegrass favorites Dailey & Vincent.
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    Thomas Rhett came by next.
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    Newcomer Greg Bates.
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    The fabulous Craig Morgan.
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    My first concert ever was The Statler Brothers as a little girl, so meeting Jimmy Fortune was a treat!
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    At the end of our first day we were treated to some amazing performances from the likes of Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers, Teddy Gentry of Alabama & The Roys. Magical!
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    The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent.
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    The legendary David Frizzell. ("You're the Reason God Make Oklahama"). He's written a book about his equally legendary brother, Lefty.
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    The always stunning Sara Evans...
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    ...who always has the most ROCKIN' shoes!
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    Looking amazing, as always.
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    I just love Amanda & Kasey of Miss Willie Brown.
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    The Mavericks have reunited & I am so excited about it-- LOVE them!
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    With the fun & very-easy-on-the-eyes J.T. Hodges.
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    Newcomer Chelsea Bain has a little fun in the Ferguson bathtub!
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    Chris Young poses with a fan & signs autographs in his booth at Fan Fair Hall.
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    You'll have to take my word for it, but somewhere in this chaos is Hunter Hayes! :-)
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    Was SO excited to catch a showcase with the legendary Gene Watson-- Old School, Baby!
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    Now THERE is an appealing truck!
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    I, however, prefer the very real & very charming Luke Bryan.
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    Justin Moore rolls in for an interview.
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    Craig Campbell always wears that black hat well!
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    While Mark Wills prefers a good old-fashioned ball cap.
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    "Cowboys & Angels" singer Dustin Lynch. (Now scroll back & note that Dustin is dressed exactly like Justin Moore!) They thought it was funny, too! :-)
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    Billy Dean talked about his fan club party he holds at his very own farm.
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    Remarkable sibling duo The Roys-- Lee & Elaine.
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    With Cherrill, Hannah & Dean of Edens Edge-- I'm a big fan!
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    Remember Gwen Sebastian from "The Voice"? She's now touring with "mentor" Blake Shelton!
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    What a way to celebrate 20 years as a band-- Lonestar is back together, as singer Richie McDonald has rejoined the group!
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    Heidi Newfield tells us about new music coming soon.
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    Lauren Alaina signs a guitar for us.
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    The adorable Lauren Alaina & me.
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    Ron poses with newcomer Marlee Scott.
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    Nothin' like a big ol' hug from Randy Houser.
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    The McClymonts visit with us.
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    The legendary Ray Stevens.
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    Newcomer Rachel Holder is darling.
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    Always great to speak with James Wesley.
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    Big & Rich... & me!
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    LOVE Mike, Rachel & Tom of Gloriana!