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CMA heads to Pacific Rim

Thursday, February 6, 2020 – The Country Music Association's international artist-focused touring series, Introducing Nashville, will bring Abby Anderson, Niko Moon, Cassadee Pope and Mitchell Tenpenny to the Pacific Rim in March.

They will visit multiple cities in Australia before stopping in Auckland, New Zealand and Tokyo, Japan. Tickets for Introducing Nashville's performances are on sale at IntroducingNashville.com.

CMA launched Introducing Nashville in 2019 to provide a platform to introduce exciting current artists to international audiences. Artists appearing on stage together in an acoustic lineup, introducing their songs and sharing stories about their careers and personal lives.

Shows are:
March 23 - Brisbane, Australia - The Old Museum
March 24 - Melbourne, Australia - The Thornbury Theatre
March 25 - Sydney, Australia - The Factory Theatre
March 28 - Auckland, New Zealand - The Tuning Fork
March 30 - Tokyo, Japan - Blue Note Tokyo

"Bringing the Introducing Nashville tour back to these markets gives this group of artists their first opportunity to play in these cities and show international audiences how broad the genre is," says Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations & Development. "This tour also provides CMA an opportunity to meet with international media, fans and industry and learn more about how we can continue to increase the profile of country music in these markets."

Introducing Nashville has brought performances to fans worldwide including Amsterdam, Auckland, Berlin, Hamburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Tokyo and multiple cities in the United Kingdom and Australia. Danielle Bradbery, Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, Walker Hayes, Lauren Jenkins, Logan Mize, Tenille Townes and Rachel Wammack have played shows.

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