Lee Williams Leads a Brit Invasion to Nashville




For one week only Nashville was invaded by various British Artists who came in to celebrate the 44th CMA awards and to perform at The International Party on the night before the CMA Awards Tuesday 9th November at the Cadillac Ranch down on Broadway. CMR Nashville took over the Downtown Honkytonk for the Tues evening from 5 pm featuring nine acts which included The Hayley Oliver Band (winners of two BCAWards), Alan West Band, Sandy Newman (Marmalade lead singer), David Bradley Band, Emma King and The Heartsets, Raintown, Thore Anderson Grammy Winner from Norway, Kelli (Iceland) and the Ryan Cook Band from Canada. The show was such a great success, that the the venue offered the same night every year for an annual International Party run by CMR Nashville and supported by Digital Rodeo, Music City Roots, AirPlay Direct and Luna Chica Records.


Quote from Lee Williams: 'We had been planning this day for a few months after an agreement was made in the summer. We knew we had competition from the Awards and other annual events like the BMI, SESAC, Dinners and Award Shows, Songwriter specials and every club in Broadway, hosting live music. We beat this and had a large audience of fans, tourists, and many industry people enjoying the sounds from our great acts. We are so excited that we have been given the Cadillac Ranch to run this every year. If going to Nashville at this time next year add our night to your schedule.'

Whilst in Nashville, many of the acts that Lee Williams represent, talked record deals with Luna Chica Records. This included Hayley Oliver, Sandy Newman, Alan West and Gary Curtis who had already signed previously. Both Gary and Alan West spent time recording tracks for their new CDs with different studios. These artists also appeared at the Battleground Brewery in Franklin as a warm up gig on the Sunday before. They all also had the chance to watch the taping of the CMA Xmas Show at the Bridgestone Arena with a host of top chart names. On the last day Sandy, Alan, Hayley, and David Bradley recorded a one hour Brit Invasion special at the 16 Ton Studios for The Maverick on Music Row radio show. The all performed live and were interviewed by Robert Reynolds (the host and ex Maverick). This airs on CMR Nashville Tues 30 Nov 5pm plus repeats, and archived on www.digitalrodeo.com after this date.

The show at the Cadillac Ranch can be viewed at www.livestream.com/cmrnashville

The acts also were invited to the CMA International Media party at The Hilton Hotel, followed by a Luncheon media party at Luna Chica Records offices, where it was announced that CMR Nashville was opening it's Nashville office in their building, and that Lee Williams had been made the International Director for Luna Chica Records. Further details from this will follow.

A further quote from Lee: 'This week has been exceptional for me and the growth of CMR Nashville. I am also so excited for the British acts who received such a hot reaction from Nashville fans and Industry. This British Country visit in Nashville has been viewed as similar to when 60s music first came to the USA.

For further info contact lee@cmrnashville.net

CMR Nashville are now running probably the best lineup of radio shows of every style of Country Music in the world, many exclusively produced for CMR Nashville. Check our schedule for exact times and repeats.

From Nashville:

The Maverick On Music Row with Robert Reynolds. Live acts and interviews 60 mins. Archived on Digital Rodeo.com 

Music City Roots with Jim Lauderdale every week live from The Lovelace Cafe, 2 hours of live Americana/Roots/Country star names.

Bluegrass Underground 60 mins of live Bluegrass Stars from the Cumberland Caverns 300 ft underground.

David Bradley Show - Our resident Brit in Nashville - Special guests and the latest tracks from new and established writers 60 mins

Cafe Nashville - 60 mins with Dallas - Guests and the latest songs hitting the charts

One Songwriter to Another with Jefferson Ross all the latest songwriters and established ones. Hear there versions and hits from the songs 60 mins

From USA

Retro Country with Ken Cooper - 2 hours of looking back with special guests

The Golden Oldies Show with Steve Warren 2 hours

The American Driver Show - Stan Campbell 2 hours directed at the Trucker with guests

CD Tex with Bobby Lopez - 2 hours of Texas Music

Cool Country - Frank Seres  2 hours of great Country Music

From the UK

Lee Williams and Country Lunch - 2 hours of guests, latest hits and new releases. Also features new MP3 tracks from around the world.

Lee Williams - Interview Hour Special 60 mins

Colin Roke - Daily 60 min Album Show - A track from the featured albums of the week plus other album tracks from the new and recently released CDs

Willie Morgan - 2 hours of the latest tracks and new releases

Sean Green - The irish Connection - 2 hours of Irish Country

Country Cafe - Jackie Storrar - 2 hours of a great mix of Country including the top 10 Hotdisc Charts.

StuartCameron - The Hotdisc Top 40 in full 2 hours- Listen hear before you can find out the results

Lonesome Highway with Ronnie Norton - Direct from Ireland playing the best in Bluegrass for 2 hours

Karen Miller - Now that's what I call Americana Music 2 hours

House Of Mercy - Live from London Studios - Americana and more  Barry Everitt

Richard Allan - Sounds Country - 2 hours of a great music mix

The CMR Nashville Charts - Brigid Coady

New Christian Music Show - 2 hours of christian music with Paul Davis and Andy Humphries.

From Germany - Hermann Lammers Meyer Germans # 1 singer playing Traditional styled country from the USA and Europe 60 mins

From France - Johnny Da Piedade with Cactus Country 60mins and Laurent Eveno and Country Music USA

From Canada - Gail Comfort and The Comfort Zone - 2 hours of Americana/Bluegrass/and Country.

We also have 3 other 24/7 music only channels accessible from our homepage www.cmrnashville.net. These are CMR Memories/CMR Hot/CMR AmericanaOK