The 2015 CRS proved to be as entertaining as it was educational, with 20-plus panels touching on social media and format trends. Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley kicked things off Feb. 25 by playing dress-up in a 1990s cover band called Hot Country Knights, while Garth Brooks played a secret show at Marathon Music Works and imparted a life lesson for the crowd: "Find what you love and then you'll never work for a living."

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