Every summer, country music’s biggest stars gather in Nashville to entertain crowds of fans at one massive event. Called the CMA Music Festival, the event attracts people from all over the world who simply want to hear some quality country music.
One artist that thousands of fans couldn’t wait to see was Luke Bryan, who performed on Thursday, June 8. Bryan packed his set with a nice mix of old hits and fresh tunes, including his newest single, “Fast.”
Released in November 2016, “Fast” cruised to the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and also secured the 58th position on the Billboard Hot 100. The sentimental song was co-written by Bryan, and serves as his reflection on how fast our lives can move. He reveals a desire to stretch time just a bit further, singing, “Keep trying to make the good times last as long as you can. But you can’t, man, it just goes too fast.”
During a behind-the-scenes interview with the CMA at the CMA Fest, Bryan explained how the thoughts expressed in “Fast” capture how he feels about his life right now. “I think just being an artist and being in this…I mean things fly by in this world,” he said. “I mean, I notice that the days seem to fly by.” He said that his go-to way to make time slow down is to go out hunting with his buddies and enjoy some time out in nature.
Since “Fast” is one of Bryan’s more meaningful songs and his most recent single, he knew he had to perform it during the CMA Fest. His performance of the song was a highlight of his set, as he poured raw emotion into every second.
Bryan’s performance was one that surely every person in the audience could connect to, since we all know what it’s like to feel as though time is slipping through our hands. We’re sure you’ll also be able to connect to Bryan’s CMA Fest performance of “Fast” once you watch it in the video below.
Listening to Bryan sing this song, it’s no wonder why it went on to become a chart-topper!