2016 CMA Music Festival to Feature International Country Artists
The Country Music Association has announced the lineup for CMA World GlobaLive!, the international country music showcase at the 2016 CMA Music Festival. Artists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom will be participating.
CMA Fest 2016 will officially run June 9-12, but the free GlobaLive! event is scheduled for June 6 at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Music City; Troy Cassar-Daley, Karin Page, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Raquel Cole, Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissell, Kayla Mahon, Frankie Davies and the Pauper Kings are all set to perform. Additional information about each artist, including set times, is available on the official CMA Fest website.
GlobaLive! started as the Global Artist Party in 2004, and in the 12 years since its inception, the event has been a highlight of the festival as country music has continued to gain popularity internationally.
“This event continues to grow along with CMA’s strategic focus on developing markets outside of the United States for country music,” CMA CEO Sarah Trahern says. “We are pleased to provide an annual platform for these international performers to reach and cultivate domestic fans, as well as garnering attention from the music industry.”
Many other events are scheduled to take place in Music City around the annual festival, including the City of Hope celebrity softball game, Marty Stuart‘s annual Late Night Jam, an up-and-coming country showcase at the Broadway Stage and much more. More information can be found at CMAFest.com.