The CMA Songwriters Series Returns to the UK and Ireland in 2013 Scott Frans December 11, 2012 Presented by BMI, Gibson Guitars, and CMA, the Songwriters Series Features Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and Host Bob DiPiero NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association’s CMA Songwriters Series is returning to the U.K. and Ireland in February of 2013. The BMI & Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and host Bob DiPiero, will play dates in Dublin, Belfast, and London. The CMA Songwriters Series began in 2005 in New York and has expanded to cities across the United States including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix. The Series was taken to the U.K. for the first time in February of 2012 and was met with much acclaim. “With the successful debut of the CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. and Ireland earlier this year, fans across the pond proved that they are passionate about Country Music,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to taking this Series overseas once again and introducing more of our fantastic songwriters to fans abroad.” Tickets are on sale now at the following locations: Feb. 21 Dublin – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young Tickets available at waytickets.ie or ticketmaster.ie or local phone: 1 890 200078 or outside of Ireland 353 1 4780766 Ticket price 20 Euros Feb. 22 Belfast – The Black Box Concert Room, Hill Street, Belfast 6:30 PM – Brett James, Chris Young, and Irish songwriter John Farry 9:30 PM – Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, and Irish songwriter Gary Quinn Tickets available at belfastnashville.com Ticket price £12 Feb. 23 Belfast –The Empire Music Hall, 40 Botanic Avenue, Belfast Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young Tickets available at belfastnashville.com Ticket price £15 Feb. 25 London – Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young Tickets available at agmp.ticketabc.com/events/cma-songwriters-seri/ or 0844 249 1000 Ticket price £12.50 in advance, £15 at the door The BMI & Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. and Ireland takes place Feb. 21-25. For updates and information, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.