CMA Fest Global Events Performers Revealed

Gene Watson to duet with Lisa McHugh (Ireland)

The 2012 Global Events showcases, held June 4-5 during 2012 CMA Music Festival week in downtown Nashville, will feature 22 Country artists from five different countries and territories.

The lineup for the CMA Global Artist Party, presented by Chevrolet, takes place 6:00 – 10:45 pm June 4 at The Stage on Broadway and includes Bob Corbett (Australia), Emerson Drive (Canada), Morgan Evans (Australia), Vickie Evans (New Zealand), Adam Harvey (Australia), High Valley (Canada), Lisa McHugh (Ireland) with the legendary Gene Watson (U.S.), Craig Morrison (Australia), Jess Moskaluke (Canada), Gary Quinn (UK), and Joe Robinson (Australia). Australian husband and wife duo O’Shea return as hosts from last year’s event.

The Aristo Global Show will be held June 5 from 12:30 – 3:45 pm at The Second Fiddle. This year’s performers include Baylou (Australia), Clayton Bellamy (Canada), Rick Caballo (Australia), Adam Gregory (Canada), Pete Kennedy (Ireland), Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Josh Macumber (Canada), Raintown (UK), Jessica Ridley (Canada), and Travellin Rose (UK). Australian artist Adam Harvey will host the show, which includes a free lunch for attendees.

Nashville producer Mark Moffatt will again serve as music coordinator for both events. Digital and new media company AristoWorks will stream both nights of showcases online through multiple platforms including:,,, and

“Eight years ago, CMA launched its first international showcase event during CMA Music Festival week,” said Jeff Walker, CEO/President, AristoMedia and CMA Board member. “Within a few years, we had to add a second show to accommodate the number of submissions we were receiving. It’s been fascinating to watch these events grow year after year, and I’m extremely proud of the success we’ve had so far.”


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