- SEASON 6 -

Joe Jackson

Iconic Jazz musician and five-time Grammy Award nominee Joe Jackson performs an electrifying set at New York City’s Iridium with songs from his latest album Fast Forward including “A Little Smile” and “Keep On Dreaming.” The multi-Platinum selling singer-songwriter performs his chart-topping classics “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” “Steppin’ Out” and “You Can’t Get What You Want.” 

Darius Rucker

Multiple Grammy and CMA Award winner, Darius Rucker performs songs from his recently released #1 studio album Southern Style for the CMA Songwriters Series at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. The Grand Ole Opry inductee is joined by songwriters Casey Beathard, Nathan Chapman, Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Tim James, Charles Kelley, Clay Mills, Frank Rogers and Rivers Rutherford.  Collectively they are responsible for some of Rucker’s biggest hits including “Alright,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” and his current lead single “Homegrown Honey,” which he performs with co-writers Chapman, and label mate Kelley of Lady Antebellum. 

Ronnie Dunn

Best known as one half of the legendary Grammy and CMA Award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie Dunn  brings out renowned songwriters Tony Martin, Wendall Mobley, Neil Thrasher and Craig Wisemen for a one-of-a-kind taping of the CMA Songwriters Series at the Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Dunn performs some of his best-loved No. 1 hits in front of a sold-out crowd, as well as songs from his third solo album Ain’t No Trucks In Texas, including the lead single and title track. The Country icon also brings out CMA Award winning artist Brett Eldredge to share the stage for the first time ever. Eldredge, who has cited Dunn as one of his longtime musical influences, duets with Dunn on “Believe,” co-written with Wisemen for Brooks & Dunn’s 2005 Platinum album Hillbilly Deluxe, and Eldredge’s “One Mississippi.”

Kip Moore

Multi-Platinum selling Country star Kip Moore, who recently released his second album Wild Ones, performs an acoustic set for the CMA Songwriters Series at New York City’s Iridium. A songwriter in his own right, having penned songs for Jake Owen and Thompson Square, Moore takes the stage with renowned artists Brett James and Jaren Johnston. The trio strip down versions of Moore’s No. 1 hits “Beer Money,” “Hey Pretty Girl” and “Somethin’ About A Truck” along with his latest single, “I’m To Blame,” while sharing stories behind the making of each. 

George Ezra

British singer-songwriter George Ezra, whose debut album Wanted On Voyage launched his career internationally and landed on the Top 10 charts in over ten countries,  brings his bluesy-pop vocals to the Iridium in New York City. The 2015 Artist to Watch nominee at the MTV Video Music Awards performs “Cassy’O,” “Blame It On Me,” and his Top 5 hit from the US Hot Rock Songs Chart, “Budapest.” The young artist also has the crowd singing along for a soulful cover of Macy Gray’s Grammy Award winning single “I Try,” and performs “Girl from The North Country,” written by his longtime musical influence  Bob Dylan.

BØRNS

Indie pop singer-songwriter BØRNS treats the sold-out crowd at the Iridium in New York City to a captivating performance featuring songs from his debut album Dopamine. The Michigan native debuts his dreamy pop sound with songs like “The Emotion,” “10,000 Emerald Pools,” and his latest single, the Top 10 hit “Electric Love.” During the performance BØRNS shares stories from the making of the album and explains the eerie background noise on “The Emotion.” 

Brett Eldredge

CMA New Artist of the Year winner Brett Eldredge takes the stage for the CMA Songwriters Series at the Marathon Music Works in Nashville with songwriters Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas, Travis Hill and Heather Morgan. A songwriter in his own right, having co-written all of the songs on his recent release Illinois, which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, Eldredge joins co-writers Copperman and Morgan on a performance of the album’s lead single “Lose My Mind.” Eldredge and the hit makers also perform hits from his debut album Bring You Back including best-loved No. 1 hits including “Beat of the Music,” “Mean To Me” and “Don’t Ya.” 

Steven Tyler

Legendary singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Tyler makes his CMA Songwriters Series debut at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The stripped down country inspired set features Tyler sharing the story behind the making of his first country single, “Love Is Your Name,” and performing the chart-topping hit with Nashville-based co-writers Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay. The Grammy Award winning artist, whose debut Country album is due out in early 2016, also shares the stage with The Loving Mary Band which features longtime Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederickson and Country hit maker Rebecca Lynn Howard, along with Extreme lead guitarist Nuno Bettencourt for performances of  “Jaded,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,” “Sweet Emotion” and more.