PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES IN LONDON

PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES IN LONDON

The CMA Songwriters Series traveled London on Friday, March 14 to kick off the two-day Country to Country extravaganza at the famous O2 arena.

CMA Songwriters Series, Bob DiPiero performed alongside Martina McBride, a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, a Grammy winner, and with numerous magazine covers and features, and has appeared on such shows as “Divas,” “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars.” McBride is also performing on Saturday as part of C2C.

Joining McBride was Grammy Award-winning songwriter Brett James, whose credits include Martina’s No. 1 hit “Blessed,” and up-and-coming Country artists Striking Matches (Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis), who in 2012 made their Grand Ole Opry debut, and have subsequently played more than 15 times. The duo has had five songs featured on ABC’s hit television show “Nashville.”

Check out photos below of the CMA Songwriters Series in London, which included the songwriters and artists performing together on stage, taking turns telling the stories behind their hit songs and performing them acoustically as originally written.

All photos by Anthony D’Angio / CMA.