The CMA is releasing a new international touring series, “Introducing Nashville,” which launches in March in Australia and New Zealand featuring Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Lindsay Ell and Tenille Townes (Australia leg only), followed by an industry event in Tokyo including Frankie Ballard.
The shows will help introduce current artists to international audiences for the first time, and each tour stop will replicate a Nashville writers round, with artists appearing together in an acoustic lineup, performing and talking about their careers and personal stories.
Since 2012, CMA has invited more than 40 songwriters and artists overseas to familiarize audiences with the breadth and heritage of the country genre. The CMA Songwriters Series will continue to present songwriters to international fans with a focus on the importance of the craft of songwriting.
“We are excited to invest in artists who are building international careers and to help place them in front of fans in multiple cities who seldom experience Nashville artists live,” said Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations and Development. “Launching the first Introducing Nashville tour with these distinct artists, each of which occupy such different lanes musically, illustrates the broad range of sounds coming out of Nashville and the country genre.”
Introducing Nashville 2019:
March 18: Lismore, Australia – Lismore City Hall
March 19: Brisbane, Australia – The Old Museum
March 21: Sydney, Australia – The Factory Theatre
March 22: Canberra, Australia – The Abbey
March 23: Melbourne, Australia – Athenaeum Theatre
March 26: Auckland, New Zealand – Tuning Fork