Last year, when Chad, Jaclyn, and I broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry Plaza during CMA Music Festival week, it was something like 95 degrees with a heat index of, oh, I don't know, 180. It was HOT!

Well, this year it couldn't have been more different, couldn't have felt better. Temperatures in the low 80s with a nice breeze made it far easier to enjoy the Opry Plaza Party concert.

This year, Easton Corbin performed and he was terrific! He needs to have more hits and open for more artists in bigger venues because he really knows how to work a crowd.

And the crowd was all fired up when he began his signature hit "A Little More Country Than That"--one of the songs you'll hear (see) below.