The most effective and worst of the 2022 State Thunder Arizona music festival

Country Thunder returned to Canyon Moon Ranch in the vicinity of Florence very last weekend with a star-studded lineup that bundled region stars these kinds of as Blake Shelton, Morgan Wallen and Florida Ga Line.

Though all those headlining functions ended up the principal sights that routinely draw thousands of lovers to the competition each calendar year, they weren’t the only highlights.

Bands and singers that did not get major billing, but could develop into headlining spots in the potential, presented some of the most thrilling moments of this year’s pageant. And a unique visitor who isn’t known for appearing on the nation songs charts provided one of the most magical moments of this year’s party.

Arizona Republic reporters Sofia Krusmark, Ed Masley and KiMi Robinson share some of the highs and lows of Region Thunder Arizona 2022.

What occurred at Nation Thunder 2022:Highlights from the four-day event

Superior: Gwen Stefani drops in on Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani joins husband Blake Shelton on stage at Country Thunder Arizona 2022

Blake Shelton was 10 tunes deep in a group-pleasing headlining established at Nation Thunder Friday evening when Gwen Stefani emerged from the wings to sign up for him in a intimate duet on “Nobody But You.” She then sang with her spouse their duet “Happy Any place.”

It did not arrive as a overall shock, as they are married and both equally are star performers in their very own right. Not to mention, Friday night’s cameo physical appearance was not Stefani’s to start with on a Country Thunder stage.

But it was a sweet moment for the pageant.

— Ed Masley

Blake Shelton at Nation Thunder:Often the ideal headliner, this time Shelton brought a visitor