Bailey Bryan, Barry Dean, Walker McGuire and Cassadee Pope to Perform at ShowBox SoDo Tuesday, December 4, Tickets on Sale Friday, November 2
CMA Foundation and U.S. Bank to Visit with Students in Support of Music Education
NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank has announced a performance at ShowBox SoDo in Seattle Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 PM featuring performances by Bailey Bryan, Barry Dean, Sam Palladio and Cassadee Pope. The series hosts intimate performances with some of Country Music’s most exciting songwriting talent taking turns telling the stories behind their hit songs and performing them as originally written. Tickets for the performance cost $25 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 2 at 12:00 PM/CT at CMAsongwritersseries.com.
While in Seattle, the CMA Foundation, CMA’s philanthropic arm, and U.S. Bank will visit with local students to advance music education development in the community. There will be a special opportunity for the students to learn from the songwriters themselves in an intimate songwriting session. This will be the fourth city this year to receive music education enrichment from the CMA Foundation and U.S. Bank, which is part of the company’s Community Possible Places to Play program.
CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank previously hosted performances in Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston and Los Angeles. Visit CMAsongwritersseries.com for more details.
Singer/songwriter Bailey Bryan fell in love with storytelling and songwriting at an early age, penning every track off her impactful debut EP. With critics including Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly touting her as an “Artist You Need To Know,” the Billboard “Chartbreaker” has already turned heads with her “rich songwriting” (The New York Times) and infectious sound. The Washington State native has played for live audiences across the country on dates with Kane Brown, label-mates Dan + Shay and major festivals including CMA Fest, Stagecoach, LakeShake, Faster Horses, Watershed and more. Bryan is currently gearing up for the release of new music. Read more at BaileyBryan.com.
Barry Dean takes nothing for granted. Even after earning a Grammy nod and topping charts, he still can’t help but think of how he seemed destined to work a 9-to-5 in Kansas––a fate that now seems preposterous, given his track record: two No. 1 singles for Little Big Town, “Pontoon” and “Day Drinkin’;” a No. 1 hit for Michael Ray’s “Think a Little Less;” and Ingrid Michaelson’s Top 40 smash “Girls Chase Boys.” In 2016, he co-wrote Tim McGraw’s Top 5 radio hit, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” which garnered him his first Grammy nomination and a coveted “Songs I Wish I’d Written” Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Award. The runaway success of Michaelson’s “Girls Chase Boys” marked Barry’s first single on the pop charts and his first BMI Pop Award in 2015. The song ultimately landed at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot AC chart and No. 21 on the Top 40 chart. Dean also co-penned Michaelson’s Hot AC hit “Hell No,” “Yesterday’s Song” from Hunter Hayes, David Nail’s “Good at Tonight,” and Jordan Rager’s “Southern Boy” featuring Jason Aldean. In 2017, he penned four songs that made their way onto Steve Moakler’s anticipated album Steel Town—chart-climber “Suitcase,” “Just Long Enough,” “Siddle’s Saloon,” and “Hearts Don’t Break That Way.” Little Big Town also recorded “Free,” which Dean co-wrote, and McGraw and Faith Hill recorded “Damn Good At Holding On,” which Dean co-wrote with Lori McKenna. With a catalog that also includes singles “1994” (Jason Aldean), “Rum” (Brothers Osborne), “By The Way” (Lindsay Ell), “Tattoo” (Hunter Hayes), “Drinks After Work” (Toby Keith), “God’s Will” (Martina McBride), “On to Something Good” (Ashley Monroe), and Moakler’s debut single “Suitcase,” Dean has earned a reputation for writing gems that are both radio-ready and smart. Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, BØRNS, Jon Pardi, Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, LeAnn Rimes, and others have also recorded his songs. Read more at www.creativenationmusic.com.
Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Walker McGuire (comprised of Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire), take an opposites-attract approach to their music, fusing electrifying “brotherly” harmonies with a fresh new take on modern country. After meeting onstage at a writers round just days after moving to Nashville, Jordan – the “super country” guy, raised in Texas with a love for classics like Keith Whitley and Dan Seals – and Johnny – the quintessential “rootsy” guy, a Kansas City native schooled by left-of-center icons like Tom Petty and John Prine – discovered a yin-and-yang musical connection that fit together like puzzle pieces – and the duo Walker McGuire was born. Guided by veteran produced Mickey Jack Cones (Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols), they released their self-titled debut EP in January 2018 and their new single “Growin’ Up” is available everywhere now.
In 2017, everything shifted for Grammy Award-nominated Platinum-certified Country hit maker Cassadee Pope. The singer’s powerhouse voice, inimitable presence, and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC’s “The Voice,” her 2013 full-length debut, Frame By Frame, bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Its lead single “Wasting All These Tears” not only notched an RIAA Platinum certification, but it also achieved “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. Additionally, she received nominations at the American Country Awards and People’s Choice Awards, to name a few. During 2016, she teamed with Chris Young for the No. 1 hit “Think Of You” and garnered a 2017 Grammy nod in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. Along the way, she toured with everybody from Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw to Rascal Flatts and Young, as well as making fiery appearances at Stagecoach and the U.K.’s C2C: Country to Country festival. Throughout this time, Pope made significant creative strides as a lyricist and performer. The first single “Take You Home” kicks off this phase with swagger, style, and substance. Punctuated by confessional lyrics, it swings towards a guitar-driven refrain as she croons, “I wanna take you home.” The follow-up single continues her new-found love storyline in “One More Red Light.” In the end, Pope’s music resounds and resonates on a new level in 2018 and beyond. Pope is finishing production on her independent album set for release early 2019. Read more at CassadeePope.com.