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Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay and More Share Top Festival Must-Haves

CMT Hot 20 Countdown Goes Backstage at Faster Horses July 28 and 29

North America hosts more than 60 country music festivals throughout the year.

And their performers are schooled on what to pack for all of them with fanny packs, sunscreen, big hats and cold beer being among the essentials.

This weekend, an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown will air backstage interviews with Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Dan + Shay and many more from the Faster Horses music festival in Brooklyn, Michigan. And CMT.com has compiled a list of country stars’ favorite festival must-haves to help prepare fans for their next festival experience.

Here’s the list:

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Kelsea Ballerini performs at Nissan Stadium during day 2 of the 2017 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Richard Gabriel Ford/Getty Images) Richard Gabriel Ford/Getty Images


Kelsea Ballerini:
“Sunscreen, a fanny pack. … No joke, they’re back in style, I think. And a hat. Is that boring?”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 05:  Cole Swindell performs onstage during the Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival ? Day 3 at White River State Park  on April 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Turner) Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Turner

Cole Swindell: “Water, fanny pack and beer.”

WANTAGH, NY - JULY 27:  Luke Combs performs at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on July 27, 2017 in Wantagh, New York.  (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images) Mike Pont/Getty Images

Luke Combs: “Beer, food and air conditioning.”

TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 22:  Singer/Songwriter Thomas Rhett performs during Country Thunder In Twin Lakes, Wisconsin - Day 3 on July 22, 2017 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder) Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder

Thomas Rhett: “Well, cold beer, for sure, and then one of those koozies that hangs around your neck so you don’t have to use your hands. You just kinda walk around with it. And a nice straw hat to make sure you don’t get sunburned.”

BROOKLYN, MI - JULY 22:  Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay performs during Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 22, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage) Erika Goldring/WireImage

Dan + Shay‘s Dan Smyers: “I’m still coughing, like, six months after Stagecoach, so next time we do that, I need a bandana.”

BROOKLYN, MI - JULY 22:  Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay performs during Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 22, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage) Erika Goldring/WireImage

Dan + Shay‘s Shay Mooney: “I would say a lawn chair is pretty important. An efficient lawn chair is nice and also an umbrella because it’s been kind of rainy.”

GEORGE, WA - JULY 30:  Brett Young performs on the Next From Nashville stage during the Watershed Music Festival at Gorge Amphitheatre on July 30, 2016 in George, Washington.  (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images) Mat Hayward/Getty Images

Brett Young: “Whiskey, a guitar and cold water.”

BROOKLYN, MI - JULY 21:  Jon Pardi performs during Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 21, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage) Erika Goldring/WireImage

Jon Pardi: “Water, Advil and deodorant.”

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 09:  Raelynn performs during the Tortuga Music Festival at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on April 9, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic) Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic

RaeLynn: “Dry shampoo, lip gloss, and perfume because I get sweaty and stuff.”

BROOKLYN, MI - JULY 23:  Brett Eldredge (L) and Greg Carrillo perform during Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 23, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage) Erika Goldring/WireImage

Brett Eldredge: “With they crowds up to 80,000 people, I think you need whiskey because that’s just a lot of people. You need your dancing moves — whether they’re bad or good — because, I mean, I like to dance. And I’m not a great dancer as long as you just own it break out your dancing shoes. I love dancing!”

OTTAWA, ON - JULY 11:  Jake Owen performs on Day 5 of the RBC Bluesfest on July 11, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada.  (Photo by Mark Horton/Getty Images) Mark Horton/Getty Images

Jake Owen: “You gotta have a fanny pack, one of those squeeze air bottles or water bottle with the fan on it so you can fan yourself. And you need a Jake Owen T-shirt for sure.”

The new Hot 20 episode will also feature the world premiere of Sara Evans‘ new music video, “Marquee Sign,” and Katie Cook’s Q&A with Lauren Alaina. CMT Hot 20 Countdown airs Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. ET.