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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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell