The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series will return to C2C on 7 March 2019, at indigo at The O2. Hosted by Cam and featuring Jimmie Allen and Ross Copperman, it will also introduce Travis Denning and Laura Veltz to U.K. audiences for the first time. The performance follows October’s successful second annual CMA Songwriters Series tours in Europe and the U.K., while also marking the sixth London appearance for CMA Songwriters Series during C2C.
CMA Songwriters Series introduces new artists and songwriters through its intimate storytelling format. Audiences get to know the performers, their journey and the stories behind their songs throughout the two-hour seated show, as artists take turns performing their songs acoustically. Each CMA Songwriters Series is unique—the one-off performances are unrehearsed, uplifting and heart-warming, leaving audiences feeling closer to the artists and the music.
“The CMA Songwriters Series has developed a reputation for delivering some wonderful magic moments on the eve of C2C each year,” said Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations and Development. “We anticipate our next performance will be no different and we’re thrilled to reveal the 2019 line-up. Presenting hit songwriters and introducing new acts to U.K. audiences is so gratifying, with fans in the U.K. being so attentive and open to discovering new country artists.”
Currently in its 14th season, CMA Songwriters Series has presented more than 100 shows including multiple cities across the U.S. and the U.K. as well as Dublin, Belfast, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo and Hamburg. Artists and songwriters who have participated in the series internationally include Jessi Alexander, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Chris DeStefano, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Maren Morris, Liz Rose, Drake White, Charlie Worsham, The Striking Matches, Chris Young and more.