The CMA Songwriters Series has now expanded into Canada and will be presented as a one-hour broadcast, ‘CMT Presents: The CMA Songwriters Series,’ will air on CMT (Canada) Friday, Oct. 16. This partnership was announced in June at CMA World GlobaLive!, CMA’s annual international artist showcase held during CMA Music Festival. Artists and songwriters Kristian Bush, Deric Ruttan, Ron Sexsmith, and Josh Turner performed during the celebration of songs and song-writing, which was taped this summer in Toronto at The Great Hall, a historic venue located in the music and arts district of Toronto’s Queen Street West. This is the first time CMA and CMT (Canada) have partnered to present a television event. U.S. and Canadian residents will be able to view the episode starting Oct. 16 from CMA’s YouTube channel. The CMA Songwriters Series has been presenting the very best of Country Music’s songwriters, whose hits are known worldwide, since 2005. CMA Songwriters Series shows take the form of intimate presentations where songwriters can exhibit their craft and share many of the stories behind the songs they have penned. Through international honours and events including CMA World GlobaLive! and the expansion of the CMA Songwriters Series in Canada, Dublin, London, and Paris, CMA has famously recognised and empowered its international membership and Country Music fans globally.