Marcus And Levi Hummon, Dean Brody, Jessica Mitchell Perform At CMA Songwriters Series Toronto

Songwriters Dean Brody, Jessica Mitchell, Levi Hummon, and Marcus Hummon perform at the CMA Songwriters Series at the Great Hall in Toronto, Canada  Photo Credit: Brian Batista Bettencourt/CMA

The CMA’s Songwriters Series returned to Toronto Tuesday (Jan. 23) as part of the CMA Music & Brand Forum, a two-hour seminar that featured industry speakers and panelists targeted to the Canadian brand marketing and agency community. Canadian artists Dean Brody and Jessica Mitchell made their first-ever CMA Songwriters Series appearance and were joined by Nashville-based, father-son songwriters Marcus and Levi Hummon. This marks the second CMA Songwriters Series performance in Toronto since 2015.

Currently in its 14th season, CMA’s Songwriters Series has presented more than 100 shows in 17 cities including Austin, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center. Artists and writers who have participated in the series include Jessi Alexander, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tom Douglas, Brett Eldredge, Miranda Lambert, Hilary Lindsey, Little Big Town, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Tim Nichols, Liz Rose, Carrie Underwood, Craig Wiseman and more.

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Wilson, CMA SVP of Business Affairs; Marcus Hummon; Levi Hummon; Dean Brody; Jessica Mitchell; and Damon Whiteside, CMA Chief Marketing Officer  Photo: Brian Batista Bettencourt/CMA


CMA Brand Forum panelists at The Great Hall in Toronto, Canada. Pictured (L-R): Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group, Inc. Founder and President; Karen Stump, CMA Senior Director of Market Research; Damon Whiteside, CMA Chief Marketing Officer; Phil Bouffard, Feldman Agency Head of Strategy; and Ted Ellis, Creator President and CMA Board member. Pictured (Back row, L-R): Emily Evans, CMA Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships; John Marks, Spotify Global Editor for Country Music and CMA Board member; Lindsey Hyslop, RGK Entertainment Manager of Digital Marketing and Brand Partnerships; and Tracy Martin, CCMA President. Photo: Brian Batista Bettencourt/CMA


Levi Hummon performs at the CMA Songwriters Series at the Great Hall in Toronto, Canada.  Photo: Brian Batista Bettencourt/CMA


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