The 2005 CMA Music Festival kicked off last week in Nashville with the Global Artist Night at The Stage on Broadway. Billed as "Country Music's Biggest Party", invitations went out to the best and brightest international acts.

Epiphone endorsee Rachael Warwick was not only invited to perform but also honored to be asked to host of the show. The crowd was awestruck from the moment Warwick graced the stage as host and her performance later in the evening was electrifying. From the opening notes of Warwicks' hit song 'Mistake' to the finale 'Goodbye' (taken from Anglo-Americana her forthcoming album) Warwick owned the crowd.

Warwick has managed to create something new, boundary crossing, and genre embracing and if there was any doubt as to whether America would accept this artist and her ground breaking sound it was vanquished on this night.

Nashville Stars, CMA & industry representatives were in attendance with massive support from most national & local media including CMT, XM Satellite Radio, and many others including local News Channel 4 which aired their segment shortly before the downtown Nashville event.

Rachael poses with her Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R at the Global Artist Night in Nashville. (L to R: Jeff Walker, Rachael and Rob Potts)

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