The Winter 2011 edition of the Aristo International Report showcases the latest country music happenings around the globe.
Among the highlights are international tours by Dierks Bentley and Dolly Parton. Bentley’s Country and Cold Cans Tour will visit Canada and Australia in February/March 2012, and Parton’s 2011 Better Day World Tour included several dates in Europe and Australia.
This newsletter also discusses the return of the International Festival of Country Music to London’s Wembley Arena after a 20-year hiatus, and a new event at Scotland’s Celtic Connections festival.
Elsewhere, the CMA Songwriter Series includes stops in the UK and Ireland with Bill Anderson, Clint Black and Bob DiPiero, and CMA International Awards were presented to ASCAP Nashville’s Ralph Murphy and Australian sister trio The McClymonts.
Other features include a Q&A with Lytle Management’s Sarah Brosmer, who was a driving force in the international success of acts like The Mavericks, and country music awards in France and Britain.