Each year, Nashville’s CMA Music Festival teams with not only Country fans from around the world, but the festival also welcomes international Country artists from all over the globe. Artists travel to Music City to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free showcase featuring international Country Music artists. This year’s event will take place Monday, June 2 (6:00-11:15 PM/CT) in downtown Nashville.
The CMA World GlobaLive! concert will be held on an outdoor stage on Broadway and First Avenue. The concert is open to the public and will feature performances by Country artists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the U.K.
“Each of these acts has already achieved a high degree of momentum and success abroad,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “They are performers that we think are capable of attracting industry attention.”
More than 150 artists were submitted for consideration to perform on the CMA World GlobaLive! stage, according to Jeff Walker, CMA Board member and Executive Producer of CMA World GlobaLive!.
Artists performing during CMA World GlobaLive! include Jaida Dreyer,who was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year in Canada and is signed to U.S. label Streamsound Records; Canadian group Emerson Drive; Kira Isabella, the reigning Canadian Female Vocalist of the Year and HitShop Records artist; Kaylens Rain, who was recently named CRA winner by radio station professionals throughout Australia; Wes Mack, the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Winner; One More Girl, the rising Canadian duo comprised of sisters Britt and Carly McKillip; Australian duo, O’Shea, who are routinely found in the Australian Top 5 and also host an Australian television show on the CRC; David Park, rising star in his native Sweden; Jared Porter, the reigning winner of the Star Maker talent search in Australia; Cameron Scott, the New Zealand Horizon Award winner; Dallas Smith, previous frontman of rock group Default, who was already a huge star in Canada before he made the transition from rock to Country; and Tamara Stewart, the recent winner of a CMAA Golden Guitar for her composition entitled “Women in Song.”
Additional international artists making appearances during CMA Music Festival’s Kick-Off Concert on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on Wednesday, June 4 include vocalist/guitarist and Stoney Creek Records artist Lindsay Ell of Canada; Morgan Evans, a rising Country star in Australia; Canadian artist Tim Hicks; and Canadian brother and sister duo Small Town Pistols, made up of Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson who were previously part of the Grammy-nominated trio The Wilkinsons.
U.K. artist David Bradley will host both the CMA World GlobaLive! and CMA Music Festival Kick-Off concerts. Bradley will also perform on the Samsung Galaxy Stage in Walk of Fame Park on Friday, June 6 (2:45 PM/CT). Sam Hollyman, will perform on the same stage Sunday, June 8 (10:45 AM/CT).
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