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Honky-tonkin' Joe Nichols hit the stage at performance spot 3rd & Lindsley in downtown Nashville for his annual CMA Music Festival fan party on Thursday (June 6). A group of about 200 people gathered inside the small venue to crowd the stage and get an up-close, intimate experience.
After opening his set with "Joe’s Place," one fan was quick to start flirting with the handsome artist.
“Can I get a kiss?” she asked from the crowd.
“Tongue or no tongue?” teased Joe in return.
Joe went on to play his classic hit "Brokenheartsville" followed by his new single, "Sunny and 75."
The new single is a bit of a departure from his past records, but fans seemed to love it—and his sense of humor.
“It may look like I’ve lost weight,” Joe said. “According to my wife, I’m supposed to wear new jeans seven times before washing them. My pants are still there, holding on for dear life. My ass is still here,” he joked.
As fans got comfortable in their seats, they became more comfortable interacting with Joe. A fan shouted, “Have you ever said the wrong city?”
Joe laughed and said, “I think I said the wrong city only twice . . . in the same city.”
Those in attendance also got a sweet surprise when Joe introduced his two daughters, Dylan River and Ashlyn, to the stage. "Ashlyn is 14. She was born when I was like 13. I'm sorry you had to find out like this," he joked, before adding sincerely, "I love everything about being a dad."
It's already been a busy week for Joe. Before his fan club party, he performed at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage in downtown Nashville.