Wednesday, January 30, 2019
– The Country Music Association, which recently announced its new international artist-focused touring series, Introducing Nashville, added back-to-back performances at Blue Note Tokyo in Japan in late March.
Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson and Lindsay Ell will play Tokyo on March 30.
Prior to Japan, Introducing Nashville will visit multiple cities in Australia and New Zealand with Clark, Dawson, Ell and Tenille Townes (Australia only).
The CMA will host an industry event at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Tokyo on March 28, with the Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Young welcoming CMA and Japanese industry representatives from all sectors in the business. The reception will feature Frankie Ballard, in addition to Clark, Dawson and Ell.
Introducing Nashville will provide a platform to introduce current artists to international audiences for the first time. Each tour stop will replicate a Nashville writer's round, with artists appearing on stage together in an acoustic lineup, introducing their songs and talking about their careers and personal stories.
March 18 - Lismore, Australia - Lismore City Hall
March 19 - Brisbane, Australia - The Old Museum
March 21 - Sydney, Australia - The Factory Theatre
March 22 - Canberra, Australia - The Abbey
March 23 - Melbourne, Australia - Athenaeum Theatre
March 26 - Auckland, New Zealand - Tuning Fork
March 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Blue Note Tokyo (two shows)