CMA Songwriters Series Headed To U.K. And Ireland In February
November 29, 2011 at 12:40 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION's CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES is coming to the U.K. and IRELAND for the first time with performances in FEBRUARY 2012 scheduled for LONDON, BELFAST, and DUNBLIN. The international tour will be known as CMA & BMI PRESENT THE CMA SONGWRITER SERIES.
"The CMA SONGWRITER 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.," CMA Chief Executive Officer STEVE MOORE said. "The popularity of our music overseas and the appreciation the audience in the U.K. has for our songwriters made this a good fit and an opportune time to travel the series abroad. And it is terrific to have BMI as a partner in this exciting initiative."
The CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES showcases the best of NASHVILLE’s songwriters and songwriter artists. Songwriters participating in the upcoming series include COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME member BILL ANDERSON, CLINT BLACK and 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."
The CMA & BMI PRESENT THE CMA SONGWRITER SERIES takes place FEBRUARY 22nd through 25th. For updates and information, visit www.CMAsongwriterseries.com.