Global Showcases Unofficially Kick Off CMA Music Festival

Artists and industry gather at the CMA Global Artist Party. Standing (L-R): AristoMedia Pres./CEO Jeff Walker, Chevrolet National Promotions Manager Phil Caruso, artists Curtis and Brad Rempel (High Valley), Jay and Mark O'Shea, Vickie Evans, Morgan Evans, Gene Watson, Craig Morrison, Bob Corbett, Jess Moskaluke, CMA CEO Steve Moore. Kneeling (L-R): artists Gary Quinn, Bryan Rempel (High Valley), and Joe Robinson. Photo: Bev Moser

Twenty-one international Country artists representing five different territories performed in downtown Nashville at the annual Global Events showcases, held June 4-5 during CMA Music Festival week. “The shows were extremely well-attended,” said AristoMedia President/CEO Jeff Walker. “And for the second year in a row, we streamed both events live around the world, which gave our performers’ fans a chance to celebrate with us.”

The Chevrolet Presents: 2012 CMA Global Artist Party was held Monday (6/4) evening at The Stage on Broadway. Performers included Australians Bob CorbettMorgan Evans, Adam Harvey, Craig Morrison, O’Shea, and Joe Robinson; Canadians Emerson Drive, High Valley and Jess Moskaluke; Vickie Evans of New Zealand; and Gary Quinn from the UK. Special guest Gene Watson also performed a last-minute set. Husband and wife duo O’Shea hosted the event.

The annual CMA Presents: Aristo Global Show, hosted by Australian Adam Harvey, was held Tuesday (6/5) afternoon at The Second Fiddle. Performers included Australians Baylou and Rick Caballo; Canadians Clayton Bellamy, Adam Gregory, Josh Macumber and Jessica Ridley; Ireland’s Pete Kennedy and Colm Kirwan; and UK natives Raintown and Travellin Rose.

Both Global Events performances were streamed online via Nashville-based new media and marketing company AristoWorks and carried live at (CMT Canda), (CMA),, and (CMC Australia).

Pictured at The Aristo Global Show. Standing (L-R): AristoMedia Director of Operations Matt Watkins, CMA International Director Bobbi Boyce, Global Events Music Director and record producer Mark Moffatt, artists Kelly Lee and Talia Smith (Travellin Rose), Pete Kennedy, Barb Baillie (Baylou) Adam Gregory, Victoria Baillie (Baylou), Paul Bain and Clair McArthur (Raintown), Jessica Ridley, Adam Harvey, and AristoMedia Pres./CEO Jeff Walker. Kneeling (L-R): artists Colm Kirwan and Josh Macumber. Photo: Bev Moser



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