THE CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES RETURNS TO THE UK AND IRELAND IN 2013


THE
CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES RETURNS TO THE UK AND IRELAND IN 2013

Presented
by BMI, Gibson Guitars, and CMA, the Songwriters Series Features Kristian Bush,
Brett James, Chris Young, and Host Bob DiPiero

NASHVILLE – The Country
Music Association’s CMA Songwriters Series is returning to the U.K. and Ireland
in February of 2013. The BMI & Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series
featuring
Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and host Bob DiPiero, will play dates
in Dublin, Belfast, and London.

The CMA Songwriters Series began in
2005 in New York and has expanded to cities across the United States including
Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix. The Series was taken
to the U.K. for the first time in February of 2012 and was met with much acclaim.

“With
the successful debut of the CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. and Ireland earlier
this year, fans across the pond proved that they are passionate about Country
Music,” said
Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We
look forward to taking this Series overseas once again and introducing more of
our fantastic songwriters to fans abroad.”

Tickets are on sale now
at the following locations:               

Feb. 21

Dublin – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young

Tickets available at waytickets.ie
or ticketmaster.ie
or local phone: 1 890 200078 or outside of Ireland 353 1 4780766

Ticket price 20 Euros 

Feb. 22

Belfast – The Black Box Concert Room, Hill Street, Belfast

6:30 PM – Brett James, Chris Young, and Irish songwriter John Farry

9:30 PM – Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, and Irish songwriter Gary Quinn

Tickets available at belfastnashville.com


Ticket price £12

Feb. 23

Belfast –The Empire Music Hall, 40 Botanic Avenue, Belfast

Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young

Tickets available at belfastnashville.com


Ticket price £15

Feb. 25

London – Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12

Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young

Tickets available at agmp.ticketabc.com/events/cma-songwriters-seri/
or 0844 249 1000

Ticket price £12.50 in advance, £15 at the door

The BMI
& Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. and Ireland takes
place Feb. 21-25. For updates and information, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

About CMA

Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization
formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall
of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s
highest honor. More than 11,000 music industry professionals and companies from
around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve
as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the
growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s
core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement
in the industry; the CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is
taped for a three-hour special; and “CMA Country Christmas,” which features
Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics and will be broadcast
Dec. 20. All of CMA’s television properties will air on the ABC Television
network through 2021.

About BMI

Broadcast Music,
Inc.
® (BMI®), a global leader in rights management, is an American performing
rights organization that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers,
and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical
works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the
world for more than 70 years. The company provides licenses for businesses that
perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as
royalties to the musical
creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at bmi.com,
follow
@BMI on Twitter and
stay connected through
Facebook. 

About
Gibson Guitar Corp.

Gibson Guitar Corp.
is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted
instrument including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins and banjos. The
Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best selling guitar of all time and bears the name
of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot
Guitar, the Gibson’s Dark Fire and the Gibson Dusk Tiger all represent the biggest
advances in electric guitar design in over 70 years. The Gibson Foundation is
the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp. and dedicates its time and services
to making the world a better place for children through its support of music,
education, health and human services. Founded in 1984 in Kalamazoo, MI and headquartered
in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands now includes Epiphone,
Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatior, Slingerland, Valley
Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C
Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton and Wurlitzer. (Gibson has the following FSC® Trademark
license code that represents Gibson’s FSC® certificate holder listings: FSC®
C004842, FSC® C011113, and FSC® C020168.) Visit Gibson’s website at gibson.com
or gibson.com/press.
For breaking Gibson News:
Press RSS Feed. Follow Gibson on Twitter at
twitter.com/gibsonguitar
and Facebook at facebook.com/gibsonguitar.

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The BMI
& Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Kristian Bush, returns
to the U.K. and Ireland in 2013.

The BMI
& Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Chris Young, returns
to the U.K. and Ireland in 2013.

The BMI
& Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Brett James, returns
to the U.K. and Ireland in 2013.

The BMI
& Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Bob DiPiero, returns
to the U.K. and Ireland in 2013.

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