Global Artist Showcases Open CMA Music Fest

Pictured (L to R): Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Jeff Walker (AristoMedia, President/CEO), Steve Moore (CMA, CEO), Kaylee Bell (New Zealand), Baylou (Australia), Richard Smith (UK), David Bradley (UK), Natalie Howard (Australia), Michelle Wright (Canada), Jill Johnson (Sweden), Amanda Wilkinson (Small Town Pistols – Canada) Kneeling L to R: Rodrigo Haddad (Brazil), Tyler Wilkinson (Small Town Pistols – Canada), Jason Blaine (Canada).

Pictured (L to R): Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Jeff Walker (AristoMedia, President/CEO), Steve Moore (CMA, CEO), Kaylee Bell (New Zealand), Baylou (Australia), Richard Smith (UK), David Bradley (UK), Natalie Howard (Australia), Michelle Wright (Canada), Jill Johnson (Sweden), Amanda Wilkinson (Small Town Pistols – Canada) Kneeling L to R: Rodrigo Haddad (Brazil), Tyler Wilkinson (Small Town Pistols – Canada), Jason Blaine (Canada).

Twenty-one international Country artists representing seven different territories performed in downtown Nashville at the annual Global Events showcases, held June 3-4 during CMA Music Festival week.

The 2013 CMA Global Artist Party was held Monday, June 3, at The Stage on Broadway and featured performances from Richard Smith (UK), Kaylee Bell (Toyota Star Maker Winner – New Zealand), Jill Johnson (Sweden), Rodrigo Haddad (Brazil), Small Town Pistols (Canada), Natalie Howard (Australia), Jason Blaine (Canada), Jody Direen (Horizon Award Winner – New Zealand), Baylou (CRA/NA2N Winner – Australia), Michelle Wright (Canada) and The Wolfe Brothers (Australia). UK Singer-Songwriter David Bradley hosted the event on Monday Evening.

The annual CMA Presents: The Aristo Global Show, hosted by Australian Disc Jockey Ben Sorensen, was held Tuesday afternoon, June 4, at The Second Fiddle. Performers included Madison Kozak (Canada), Hicks (Sweden), Jason Hastle (Canada), Richie Scholl (Australia), Ward-Thomas (UK), Two Rocks Band (Switzerland), Morgan Evans (Australia), Greg Hanna (Canada), and David Bradley (UK).

Both Global Events performances were streamed online via Nashville-based new media and marketing company AristoWorks and carried live at CMT.ca (CMT Canada), CMAWorld.com (CMA), HighwayFM.com, Dreamwest.tv and CountryMusicChannel.com.au (CMC Australia).

(Pictured L to R): Front: Lizzie Ward-Thomas (United Kingdom), Ben Sorenson (Australia), Madison Kozak (Canada), Catherine Ward-Thomas (United Kingdom)  Back: Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Bobbi Boyce (CMA), Mark Moffatt, Greg Hanna (Canada), Jason Hastie (Canada), David Bradley (United Kingdom), Kurt Frei of Two Rocks Band, Morgan Evans (Australia), Hicks (Sweden), Jeff Walker (AristoMedia, President/CEO).

(Pictured L to R): Front: Lizzie Ward-Thomas (United Kingdom), Ben Sorenson (Australia), Madison Kozak (Canada), Catherine Ward-Thomas (United Kingdom) Back: Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Bobbi Boyce (CMA), Mark Moffatt, Greg Hanna (Canada), Jason Hastie (Canada), David Bradley (United Kingdom), Kurt Frei of Two Rocks Band, Morgan Evans (Australia), Hicks (Sweden), Jeff Walker (AristoMedia, President/CEO).

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