CMA Announces New International Tour With Lindsay Ell, Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Tenille Townes & More

CMA Announces New International Tour With Lindsay Ell, Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Tenille Townes & More

The Country Music Association is headed Down Under in 2019 with an international showcase featuring Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Lindsay Ell and Tenille Townes.

The six-date tour, dubbed Introducing Nashville, will visit Australia for five dates and New Zealand for one date.

As part of CMA’s mission to support the expansion of country music around the globe, Introducing Nashville will provide a platform to introduce exciting current artists to international audiences for the first time. Each tour stop will replicate a Nashville writer’s round, with artists appearing onstage together in an acoustic lineup to introduce their songs and talks about their careers and personal stories.

Tickets are on sale now. In addition, Frankie Ballard will headline a soon-to-be-announced date in Japan for the Introducing Nashville series.

Introducing Nashville 2019

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 (Tenille Townes will not perform)

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter