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THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES “INTRODUCING NASHVILLE” SHOWS AT C2C BERLIN AND AMSTERDAM

The Country Music Association’s new international artist-focused touring series, Introducing Nashville, will join the C2C lineup in Berlin and Amsterdam. Lindsay Ell, Lauren Jenkins and Logan Mize will open the first C2C Berlin at the Verti Arena Berlin with a mainstage performance on Saturday, March 2 and follow up with a performance as part of C2C Amsterdam at AFAS Amsterdam on Monday, March 4. Following the stops in Germany and the Netherlands, a second Introducing Nashville
lineup will visit multiple cities in Australia, as well as Auckland,
New Zealand and Tokyo, Japan. Tickets for C2C Berlin and C2C Amsterdam
dates are available here.

In an effort to support CMA’s mission of expanding Country Music worldwide, Introducing Nashville
provides a platform to introduce artists to new audiences around the
globe. The touring series brings the unique Nashville-style songwriter’s
round to each city, with artists appearing on stage together in an
acoustic lineup, introducing their songs and sharing highlights of their
careers and personal stories. Introducing Nashville builds on
the remarkable response CMA has seen with artists presented alongside
hit songwriters during international tours of the CMA Songwriters
Series.

“It’s our pleasure to introduce this excellent lineup of artists to
European fans and bring a little piece of Nashville into the heart of
these great cities,” says Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President,
International Relations and Development. “CMA has been a proud partner
of C2C U.K. since it launched in 2014, and we are encouraged by
international expansion and the platform it offers artists who are
looking to build audiences outside of North America, as well as to fans
as they look to discover current Nashville artists. CMA is committed to
supporting our industry as it develops Country markets in Europe, as
previous CMA tours into these cities have revealed passionate and
appreciative fans. We’re looking forward to seeing the impact C2C has in
Germany and the Netherlands, and the response to this lineup of Introducing Nashville.”

Lindsay Ell

Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes),
Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist
and songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while
traveling with her father to Country/Bluegrass camps as a young girl.
Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being
discovered at the age of 13 by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman
(“American Woman,” “Taking Care of Business”). The multi-instrumentalist
has toured alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry
and Keith Urban, as well as impressing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s
guitar player live on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and holding her own
alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on “Skyville Live.” In 2018 alone, Ell
exhilarated audiences as part of Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World
Tour, Sugarland’s Still The Same Tour and select dates of Keith Urban’s
Graffiti U World Tour. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Country Albums Chart and was named Billboard’s
Best Country Album of 2017. Her single “Criminal” was the most added
song at U.S. Country radio upon impact and became her first-ever Top 20
hit in the U.S., in addition to becoming her first No. 1 single on the
Canadian Country radio charts. Read more at LindsayEll.com.

Lauren Jenkins

Touring since the age of 15, Texas born Lauren Jenkins is making a
name for herself in Country Music with a blend of traditional Country
roots and Americana influences. Named an Artist to Watch by The New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pandora, and many more, Jenkins has also been selected for Bobby Bones’ “Class of 2019.” With her debut album No Saint
set to release in March of 2019, Jenkins wrote, co-produced and starred
in “Running Out of Road,” an original short film that will accompany
the album. Read more at LaurenJenkins.com.

Logan Mize

Singer-songwriter Logan Mize is a true Country artist. With roots
in America’s heartland, he draws songwriting inspiration from his home
state of Kansas. Mize has seen success with his song “Can’t Get Away
From A Good Time” charting on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and his latest album Come Back Road debuting Top 20 on Billboard’s
Country Albums chart and reaching No. 2 on the iTunes Country chart.
His single “Better Off Gone” currently has been streamed more than 35
million times. Mize is currently traveling with Russell Dickerson and
Carly Pearce on The Way Back Tour. Read more at LoganMize.com.

About the Country Music Association

Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is 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 7,400 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; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation
and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television
special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas.” All of CMA’s
television properties air on the ABC Television Network.

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