CMA Songwriters Series To Stream Boston Show

CMA’s Songwriter Series heads to Boston for an Aug. 25 show with a stellar cast of performers and for the first time will be audio-streamed. Joining host Bob DiPiero for the sold-out Royale Nightclub show are Matraca Berg, Brett James, Wendell Mobley, Craig Wiseman and superstar Kenny Chesney. The hit-packed songwriters in the round event will be streamed live on www.cmasongwritersseries.com and noshoesradio.com.

“I came to town as a songwriter and always consider myself a songwriter first,” said Chesney. “I’m looking forward to playing alongside my friends and heroes who create and write amazing songs for a living. I’m really proud to help the CMA show the fans what great music comes out of Nashville from our awesome writers. I couldn’t think of a better place to showcase this than in the city of Boston. The fans have been amazing to us and I am thrilled to be ending our tour with over 100,000 sold tickets in one of the greatest markets in the world.”

Joining Chesney will be:

Matraca Berg (“You and Tequila” recorded by Chesney, “Strawberry Wine” recorded by Deana Carter, “If I Fall You’re Going Down With Me” recorded by The Dixie Chicks, and “XXXs and OOOs [An American Girl]” recorded by Trisha Yearwood);

Brett James (“Jesus Take the Wheel” recorded by Carrie Underwood, “The Truth” recorded by Jason Aldean, and “When the Sun Goes Down” and “Out Last Night,” both recorded by Chesney);

Wendell Mobley (“I Melt” and “Fast Cars and Freedom,” both recorded by Rascal Flatts, “Strange” recorded by Reba, and “There Goes My Life” recorded by Chesney);

Craig Wiseman (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Where the Green Grass Grows,” both recorded by Tim McGraw, and “The Good Stuff” and “Summertime,” both recorded by Chesney);

Bob DiPiero (“Southern Voice” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl” recorded by Brooks & Dunn).

The CMA Songwriters Series began in New York City in 2005. Since then, it has continued to play in front of sold out crowds at New York’s Joe’s Pub. In 2009, CMA took this popular series to other markets including Chicago and Los Angeles. The Aug. 25 show will be the series’ Boston debut. No Shoes Radio, Chesney’s online radio station, is programmed by Kenny himself, and features music from Chesney’s audio catalog, including never-before-heard recordings, live concert broadcast, and random drop-ins from fans, plus many of his favorite songs. Included is everything from Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews to the Caribbean grooves of Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Official sponsor for the CMA Songwriters Series at the Royale Nightclub is Great American Country (GAC). Tickets for the sold-out Boston show were $75 for VIP seating and $45 for floor seats.

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