Twenty-One International Country Artists Help Kick-Off CMA Fest

On June 4 and 5, twenty-one international country artists helped kick-off the 2012 CMA Fest.  The artists represented five different territories and performed in downtown Nashville at the annual Global Events showcases.

The Chevrolet Presents: 2012 CMA Global Artist Party was held Monday, June 4, at The Stage on Broadway and featured performances from Bob Corbett (Australia), Emerson Drive (Canada), Morgan Evans (Australia), Vickie Evans (New Zealand), Adam Harvey (Australia), High Valley (Canada), Craig Morrison (Australia), Jess Moskaluke (Canada), O’Shea (Australia), Gary Quinn (UK) and Joe Robinson (Australia).  Husband and wife artist duo O’Shea hosted the Monday evening event.

American country legend and special guest Gene Watson also performed a set during the Party.  His scheduled duet partner, Lisa McHugh from Ireland, was forced to withdraw from the lineup due to emergency surgery.

Photo: Bev Moser

The annual CMA Presents: Aristo Global Show, hosted by Australian Adam Harvey, was held Tuesday afternoon, June 5, at The Second Fiddle.  Performers included Baylou (Australia), Clayton Bellamy (Canada), Rick Caballo (Australia), Adam Gregory (Canada), Pete Kennedy (Ireland), Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Josh Macumber (Canada), Raintown (UK), Jessica Ridley (Canada) and Travellin Rose (UK).

Both Global Events were streamed online via the Nashville-based new media and marketing company AristoWorks and carried live at (CMT Canda), (CMA),, and (CMC Australia).

Photo: Bev Moser

AristoMedia President/CEO Jeff Walker said:

This year’s Global Events showcases were a huge success as we enjoyed some fantastic music from nearly two dozen different artists…The shows were extremely well-attended and, for the second year in a row, we streamed both events live around the world, which gave our performers’ fans a chance to celebrate with us.

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