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21 International Country Artists Kick-Off CMA Music Fest

AristoMediaGroupJune 4-5 showcases streamed live around the world from downtown Nashville include special performance from legendary U.S. artist Gene Watson

(Nashville, Tenn. – June 6, 2012) Twenty-one international Country artists representing five different territories performed in downtown Nashville at the annual Global Events showcases, held June 4-5 during CMA Music Festival week.

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 icon and special guest Gene Watson also performed a set during the CMA Global Artist Party when his scheduled duet partner, Ireland’s Lisa McHugh, was forced to withdraw from the lineup due to emergency back surgery.

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 performances were streamed online via Nashville-based new media and marketing company AristoWorks and carried live at CMT.ca (CMT Canda), CMAWorld.com (CMA), HighwayFM.com, Dreamwest.tv and CountryMusicChannel.com.au (CMC Australia).

“This year’s Global Events showcases were a huge success as we enjoyed some fantastic music from nearly two dozen different artists,” said AristoMedia President/CEO Jeff Walker. “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.”

Sponsors of Monday’s event included Chevrolet, CMA, Billboard, Prevost, The Stage on Broadway, Aristo P.R. and AristoWorks. Sponsors of Tuesday’s event included: CMA, MusicRow, Prevost, The Second Fiddle, Aristo P.R. and AristoWorks.

Previous performers at the annual Global Events showcases have included: Tommy Emmanuel, Marlee Scott, George Canyon, Troy Cassar-Daley, the McClymonts, Jasmine Rae, Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers and Doc Walker, among others.

Artists and industry gather at the CMA Global Artist Party, held Monday, June 4, at The Stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Standing L to R: AristoMedia President/CEO Jeff Walker, Chevrolet National Promotions Manager Phil Caruso, artists Curtis and Brad Rempel (High Valley), artists Jay and Mark O’Shea, artist Vickie Evans, artist Morgan Evans, artist Gene Watson, artist Craig Morrison, artist Bob Corbett, artist Jess Moskaluke, CMA CEO Steve Moore. Kneeling L to R: artist Gary Quinn, artist Bryan Rempel (High Valley), artist Joe Robinson. Photo: Bev Moser.

Artists and industry executives gather at the Aristo Global Show on Tuesday, June 5, at The Stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Pictured standing, L to R: AristoMedia Director of Operations Matt Watkins, CMA International Director Bobbi Boyce, Global Events Music Director and record producer Mark Moffatt, artists Kelly Lee and Talia Smith (Travellin Rose), artist Pete Kennedy, artist Barb Baillie (Baylou) artist Adam Gregory, artist Victoria Baillie (Baylou), Paul Bain and Clair McArthur (Raintown), artist Jessica Ridley, artist Adam Harvey, AristoMedia President/CEO Jeff Walker. Kneeling, L to R: artist Colm Kirwan, artist Josh Macumber. Photo: Bev Moser.

AristoWorks staff Jon Walker (l), Rebecca Wolford (c) and Lauren Barbieri (r) stream the 2012 Global Events performances June 4-5 from downtown Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Bev Moser.

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