CMA To Highlight International Music Three Days Before Festival

CMA-Global-InternationalThis year’s CMA Music Festival will again highlight country music’s international reach with the CMA World GlobaLive!, a free showcase of international talent in downtown Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park, Monday, June 8 (6:00-11:15 p.m. CT) just three days before the “Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience.”

The open-to-the-public event will offer international food and beverage vendors with performances by country artists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the U.K. (full list below). Previously known as the Global Artist Party after beginning in 2004, the concert has grown to a capacity crowd of fans and press from around the world.

“This event continues to grow in attendance and popularity with our fans,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Each of the artists performing has already achieved a high degree of notoriety abroad and GlobaLive! provides these performers a platform to reach and cultivate domestic fans, as well as garnering attention from the music industry.”

“We are excited about this year’s lineup and the burgeoning popularity of country music overseas,” said Jeff Walker, CMA Board member and executive producer of CMA World GlobaLive! with associate producer Matt Watkins and music coordinator Mark Moffatt. “By presenting shows like GlobaLive!; participating in events like C2C in the U.K., Dublin, and Scandinavia; and our ongoing outreach to other international country music organizations, we are creating an environment to escalate the expansion of the country music brand around the world.”

CMA Fest will run from June 11-14.

Australia/New Zealand
Adam Eckersley Band – CRA Country Choice winner, selected by Australian radio professionals
Morgan Evans – 2014 CMA Global Artist Winner
Cam Luxton – New Zealand Horizon Award Winner
Mickey Pye – CMAA StarMaker Winner

Brazil
Indiana – Members Annah and Dino Scarpelli have been performing for more than 10 years on live, No. 1-rated TV show, Panico na Band

Canada
MacKenzie Porter – Juno nomination for Country Album in 2015
The Lovelocks – Canadian Country Music Association Discovery Winner
The Road Hammers – Multiple CCMA Award-winning group headling GlobaLive! for the first time

Netherlands
Stringcaster – Critically-acclaimed touring group on the European and Scandanavian circuit

U.K./Ireland
Pauper Kings – Toured with Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Reba, and Dwight Yoakam
The Shires – Featured in BBC Radio 2 documentary “Nashville U.K.”; signed to Decca Records
Ward Thomas – Featured in the Sunday Times Culture supplement, playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and performed on the 2015 C2C satellite stage

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