NASHVILLE, TN / LONDON, UK – (6th June 2019) – Emerging Essex-based duo Holloway Road surprised fans yesterday by confirming they will be one of the only international artists performing at Nashville’s huge CMA Fest this weekend, playing an acoustic set followed by a meet & greet on the Spotlight Stage at 2pm on Saturday June 8th as part of Xfinity Fan Fair X, along with other live & media appearances across the weekend. More info & tickets at www.CMAfest.com/tickets.
This follows the release of their current single ‘Lightning’ (stream via Spotify / Apple Music / Soundcloud) and a national headline tour in May with sold-out shows in multiple cities – live footage from the dates features in the brand new acoustic video for fan-favourite ‘If She Falls’, also out today – watch here: https://youtu.be/gmZ7558tzJE.
Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation.
Holloway Road is supported by PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund, which is run by PRS Foundation in partnership with Department of International Trade (DIT), British Underground, Arts Council England, The Musicians’ Union (MU), PPL, Creative Scotland, and Wales Arts International.
ABOUT HOLLOWAY ROAD:
Holloway Road – Jack Cooper & Rob Gulston – are one of the most exciting new international duos in country-pop music, having enjoyed extensive radio support from BBC Radio, Country Hits Radio, Chris Country and Downtown Radio in the UK, and WSM-AM in the USA; nearly a million streams for their independently released music to date; and sharing stages with the likes of Lindsay Ell and more, as well as numerous major festival appearances including C2C Festival & Country Music Week events and the first ever The Long Road Festival. National media coverage to date has included Vice, Country Music Magazine, Maverick, and The Daily Mail (“an impressive set for a huge mob of fans…”), and with growing support from fans worldwide and three iTunes Top Five EPs to date, success in a growing international country scene increasingly looks like an inevitable part of the Holloway Road story.
During the summer of 2018 they returned to Nashville to write for their third EP ‘Broke’, which is available to stream/download now, featuring the single ‘Get The Girl’, which has been featured on multiple streaming playlists worldwide. More recently they shared brand new track ‘Lightning’ and played sold-out shows on their UK headline tour, and are gearing up for a busy festival season this summer including CMA Fest in Nashville and a date supporting Lauren Alaina in their home county of Essex, UK.
About CMA Fest:
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. In 2018, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.
About the CMA Foundation:
Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining high-quality music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has invested more than $25 million across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps and community outreach organizations. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, proceeds from CMA Fest, the four-day long music festival held annually in Nashville, are used to power the CMA Foundation’s social impact and unique model of giving.