CMA announces ‘Introducing Nashville’ shows in Japan

Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson and Lindsay Ell to Perform at Blue Note Tokyo

The Country Music Association (CMA), which recently announced its new international artist-focused touring series, Introducing Nashville, has added back-to-back performances at Blue Note Tokyo in Japan on Saturday, March 30th featuring Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson and Lindsay Ell. Prior to Japan, Introducing Nashville will visit multiple cities in Australia and New Zealand with Clark, Dawson, Ell and Tenille Townes (Australia only). Tickets for Introducing Nashville’s Japan performances are on sale.

CMA will host an industry event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Thursday, March 28th with the Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Young welcoming CMA and Japanese industry representatives from all sectors in the business. The reception will feature Frankie Ballard, in addition to Clark, Dawson and Ell.

As part of CMA’s mission to support the expansion of country music around the globe, Introducing Nashville will provide a platform to introduce exciting current artists to international audiences for the first time. Each tour stop will replicate a Nashville writer’s round, with artists appearing on stage together in an acoustic lineup, introducing their songs and talking about their careers and personal stories.

As international touring opportunities and global streaming continues to grow for country artists, CMA will continue to use strategic research and tactics in an effort to bring Country artists to fans in foreign territories eager to discover and learn more about the country genre. As an artist focused brand, Introducing Nashville builds on the remarkable response CMA has seen during international tours of its songwriters focused CMA Songwriters Series.

Introducing Nashville 2019 (Australia, New Zealand, Japan):

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
March 30 – Tokyo, Japan – Blue Note Tokyo (2 shows)

Author: Buddy Iahn

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