Ronnie Dunn Ambushes CMA Music Fest

Ronnie Dunn performs for fans in a surprise show atop a BBQ restaurant in Nashville

Photo by Jon-Paul Photography

Ronnie Dunn is nothing if not unpredictable. And he proved it last night (June 5) when he performed a surprise concert atop a barbecue restaurant in downtown Nashville.

As thousands of fans exited the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena across the street, they were met immediately by Ronnie and his band, who caused massive human gridlock at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway. Not that the fans seemed to mind. They were, after all, hearing four new songs from one of country music's most revered performers. During Ronnie's new song, “Kiss You There,” a flash mob descended on the streets below to stage a choreographed dance to the tune, as fans watched in amazement.

During a special CMA Music Festival Q&A today moderated by Country Weekly, Ronnie talked about the suprise.

“The new rules are that there are no rules,” he said today. “We didn’t ask anybody . . . and a couple of us got arrested.”

For the record, he was kidding. 

We think.

For more on Ronnie Dunn, pick up our current issue, with Carrie Underwood on the cover.

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