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Twenty-One International Country Artists And Bands Help Kick-Off CMA Music Festival At 2013 Global Events

June 3-4 showcases streamed live around the world from downtown Nashville

(Nashville, Tenn. – June 7, 2013) Twenty-one international Country artists representing seven different territories performed in downtown Nashville at the annual Global Events showcases, held June 3-4 during CMA Music Festival week.

The 2013 CMA Global Artist Party was held Monday, June 3, at The Stage on Broadway and featured performances from Richard Smith (UK), Kaylee Bell (Toyota Star Maker Winner – New Zealand), Jill Johnson (Sweden), Rodrigo Haddad (Brazil), Small Town Pistols (Canada), Natalie Howard (Australia), Jason Blaine (Canada), Jody Direen (Horizon Award Winner – New Zealand), Baylou (CRA/NA2N Winner – Australia), Michelle Wright (Canada) and The Wolfe Brothers (Australia). UK Singer-Songwriter David Bradley hosted the event on Monday Evening.

The annual CMA Presents: The Aristo Global Show, hosted by Australian Disc Jockey Ben Sorensen, was held Tuesday afternoon, June 4, at The Second Fiddle.  Performers included Madison Kozak (Canada), Hicks (Sweden), Jason Hastle (Canada), Richie Scholl (Australia), Ward-Thomas (UK), Two Rocks Band (Switzerland), Morgan Evans (Australia), Greg Hanna (Canada), and David Bradley (UK).

Both Global Events performances were streamed online via Nashville-based new media and marketing company AristoWorks and carried live at CMT.ca (CMT Canada), CMAWorld.com (CMA), HighwayFM.com, Dreamwest.tv and CountryMusicChannel.com.au (CMC Australia).

AristoMedia brings international shows to Nashville during every year’s CMA Music Festival which are a big hit with the fans. You can expect to walk into the artists while having your drink at the bar or at one of the many tables. It’s definitely a great way to start the festival and get to know artists from across the border at the same time.

Pictured above: International Artists gather at the CMA Global Artist Party, held Monday, June 3, at The Stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Standing L to R: Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Jeff Walker (AristoMedia, President/CEO), Steve Moore (CMA, CEO), Kaylee Bell (New Zealand), Baylou (Australia), Richard Smith (UK), David Bradley (UK), Natalie Howard (Australia), Michelle Wright (Canada), Jill Johnson (Sweden), Amanda Wilkinson (Small Town Pistols – Canada) Kneeling L to R: Rodrigo Haddad (Brazil), Tyler Wilkinson (Small Town Pistols – Canada), Jason Blaine (Canada). Not Pictured: Jody Direen (New Zealand), The Wolfe Brothers (Australia)

Pictured above: International Artists gather at the Aristo Global Show, held Tuesday, June 4, at Second Fiddle on Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Pictured L to R: Front: Lizzie Ward-Thomas (United Kingdom), Ben Sorenson (Australia), Madison Kozak (Canada), Catherine Ward-Thomas (United Kingdom) Back: Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Bobbi Boyce (CMA), Mark Moffatt, Greg Hanna (Canada), Jason Hastie (Canada), David Bradley (United Kingdom), Kurt Frei of Two Rocks Band, Morgan Evans (Australia), Hicks (Sweden), Jeff Walker (AristoMedia, President/CEO). Not pictured: Ritchie Scholl (Australia)

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