June 17, 2010
-- (Nashville, TN – June 16, 2010) Sixteen international Country artists from five different countries performed at the annual Global Events showcases during CMA Music Festival week this year in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
The CMA Global Artist Party on June 7 was held at The Stage on Broadway and featured performances from Luke Austen (Australia), Jaydee Bixby (Canada), David Bradley (UK), Sinead Burgess (Australia), Cameron Clayton (New Zealand), Tim McKay (UK), One More Girl (Canada) and Alex J. Robinson (Canada). Canadian artist Adam Gregory served as host at the standing room only event and performed an acoustic set as well.
“More than ever, Nashville needed the support of Country music fans from around the world, and that's exactly what Music City got this year,” said David Bradley, who performed the closing set at the CMA Global Artist Party. “Both of the Global Events showcases were packed with industry and fans, and I was thrilled to hear that this was one of the most highly attended CMA Music Fests ever. Thanks to everyone who showed their support for this wonderful city and Country music from around the globe. Nashville is alive and well and open for business!”
The vqvrd annual AristoMedia Global Showcase, hosted by Australian duo O’Shea, was held June 8 at The Second Fiddle. This year’s performers included Travis Collins (Australia), Emma King & The Heartsets (UK), The European Highwaymen (Norway), Jessie Farrell (Canada), Jo Hikk (Canada), Steven Lee Olsen (Canada), Ronnie Rae Rivers (Australia) and Joe Robinson (Australia).
“This year was our most successful turnout yet at our Global Events showcases,” said AristoMedia Group President Jeff Walker. “I believe that this year’s lineup was probably the most diverse and talented group we’ve ever had, and the crowds were very receptive to these international artists. Canada and Australia already have a history of delivering successful Country acts, so it’s encouraging to see places like Norway and the UK producing good quality Country music, too.”
Previous performers at the annual Global Events showcases have included: George Canyon, Troy Cassar-Daley, the McClymonts, Jasmine Rae, Johnny Reid, the Road Hammers and Doc Walker, among others.