CMA Songwriters Series Sets Dates For London, Dublin And Belfast
January 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION's CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES is coming to the U.K. and IRELAND for the first time and dates have been announced for LONDON, BELFAST and DUBLIN. The international tour will be known as CMA & BMI PRESENT THE CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES. The series will kick off on FEBRUARY 22nd in LONDON followed by a FEBRUARY 23rd show in DUBLIN and a FEBRUARY 25th show in BELFAST.
Songwriters performing include BILL ANDERSON, CLINT BLACK and host BOB DiPIERO.
"I think it's great," ANDERSON said. "I've toured there several times as an artist, and have always been amazed at the fans' depth of knowledge concerning Country music. This will be my first time appearing as a writer. I have a feeling that I'll find great interest in how the songs are created, as well as performed."
"Music enthusiasts in the UK and IRELAND are among our most ardent global fans," said CMA Chief Executive Officer STEVE MOORE. "The audiences there have a deep admiration for the art of songwriting and the artists. The popularity of our music and the receptive audiences make this an opportune time to travel the series abroad."
The CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES began in 2005 in NEW YORK and has expanded to cities across the UNITED STATES including BOSTON, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE and WASHINGTON D.C.
For updates and ticket information, visit www.CMAsongwriterseries.com.