CMA Songwriters Series Announces Los Angeles Performance with Florida Georgia Line, Corey Crowder, HARDY, and Tree Vibez
The Country Music Association's critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank has announced a performance at The Novo in Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM featuring four-time CMA Awards-winning duo Florida Georgia Line alongside songwriters Corey Crowder, HARDY, and Tree Vibez Music special guests. 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 go on sale Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:00 PM/CT at CMAsongwritersseries.com. Tickets range in price from $50-75.
While in Los Angeles, the CMA Foundation, CMA's philanthropic arm, and U.S. Bank will visit with students at Harmony Project, an organization that provides comprehensive, tuition-free music education and social support, serving 3,500 youth across Los Angeles, Southern California and beyond. More than 90 percent of students in the program, which begins in elementary school, go on to graduate high school and enter college. The CMA Foundation has committed to providing a $50,000 grant to Harmony Project through a five-year partnership. Additionally, U.S. Bank will provide a grant of $25,000 to Harmony Project as part of its Community Possible giving platform and its Places to Play partnership with the CMA Foundation.
CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank previously hosted performances in Chicago, Cincinnati and Houston and will visit Seattle later this year. Stay tuned to CMAsongwritersseries.com for more details.
Billboard's first-ever Trailblazer Award recipients Florida Georgia Line continue to build their ever-expanding empire of innovative artistry and entrepreneurial endeavors throughout their colossal career. With their organically romantic lead single "Simple" surging Country charts, the duo offers a peek at their anticipated fourth studio album. Shattering records on their own accord, FGL's collaborations have amplified their appeal as the 3X Platinum-certified No. 1 "Meant to Be" with Bebe Rexha leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 42nd week - the longest reign overall. The song also becomes FGL's 15th No. 1 overall as artists. Exceeding 4.2 billion streams, 31 million tracks, and more than 4.3 million albums sold worldwide, the BMLG Records' duo became the first Country act to achieve RIAA's Diamond certification (10 million copies sold) for their now 11X Platinum breakout "Cruise," which is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the CMA Awards, AMAs, ACM Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards, plus left their mark on several chart-crushing songs as writers. The bona fide visionaries have launched their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, as well as thriving businesses: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tree Vibez Music, and Tribe Kelley.
One of Nashville's elite songwriter/producers, Corey Crowder is a multi-talented natural instrumentalist best known for his ongoing collaboration with Country star Chris Young. Raised in Loganville, Georgia, Crowder began his career as an aspiring artist, but moved to Nashville in 2010 to focus his efforts on behind-the-scenes hit making. Since then, he's earned a place at the top of the charts multiple times, including Young's 2015 Platinum-certified three-week No. 1 "I'm Comin' Over" and again in 2016 with Young's Platinum-certified No. 1 "Think of You" featuring?Cassadee Pope. Also in 2015, Crowder scored his first No. 1 as a producer with Young's Gold-certified album, I'm Comin' Over. The pair forged a musical brotherhood and have gone on to co-produce Young's It Must Be Christmas and Losing Sleep, a project which includes seven more Crowder-penned tracks. As a songwriter, Crowder's current singles include?LOCASH's "Feels Like A Party," RaeLynn's "Tailgate," Mason Ramsey's "Famous," Dylan Schneider's "How Does It Sound," and Young's?"Hangin' On." In addition, he's had a Top 20 single with A Thousand Horses' "(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial" and multiple Top 10 Canadian hits recorded by?Jess Moskaluke?and Tim Hicks. His in-demand songs have been cut by Chris Janson,?Justin Moore, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Morgan Wallen?while also earning placements on hit TV shows including "Nashville," "One Tree Hill," "The Biggest Loser" and "The Real World." Crowder's production credits include work by A Thousand Horses, Cale Dodds, Seth Ennis, LOCASH, James Otto, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope,?RaeLynn, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Young. Crowder is currently signed to Tree Vibez Music (owned by Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley) and he is an ACM Awards and Billboard Music Awards nominee.??
The public face of singer/songwriter HARDY's career went from zero to 90 when he landed a No. 1 Country single as a co-writer of "Up Down," a Morgan Wallen collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. Within months, he hooked additional success as a writer on FGL's "Simple" and Seth Ennis' powerful single "Call Your Mama." Signed to Big Loud Records, HARDY hails from Philadelphia, Mississippi - the same town that bred Country stalwart Marty Stuart - where his Southern heritage, his father's penchant for classic rock and the cultural influence of Country Music helped shape his artistic direction.
**Suggested Tweet**: .@FLAGALine, @CoreyCrowder & HARDY head to Los Angeles w/ the #CMASongwritersSeries presented by @USBank Wed 10/10 @TheNovoDTLA! Tix on sale Fri 9/21 at 12 PM|CT. While in LA, the @CMAFoundation & @USBank will visit students at @HarmonyProject, a tuition-free music edu program. <
About CMA Songwriters Series
Currently in its 14th season, CMA Songwriters Series has presented more than 100 shows in cities including Austin, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Park City (at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café), Phoenix, Toronto and Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center. Artists and songwriters who have participated in the series include Jessi Alexander, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Tom Douglas, Brett Eldredge, Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Little Big Town, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Kacey Musgraves, Tim Nichols, Liz Rose, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Craig Wiseman, Chris Young, and more.
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 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 $21 million in over 87 programs 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.
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About Community Possible
Community Possible is the corporate giving and engagement platform at U.S. Bank, focused on the areas of Work, Home and Play. The company invests in programs that provide stable employment, a safe place to call home and a community connected through arts, culture, recreation and play. Philanthropic support through the U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate giving program reached $58.4 million in 2017. Visit usbank.com/communitypossible.