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Cultivating friendships through music and culture


Leon Travis, Indonesian country singer and songwriter

Jakarta, IO – Indonesian country singer and songwriter Leon Travis made an exceptional musical journey to Nashville, Tennessee, USA, one of the meccas of country music. The May 23-29, 2024, trip marks a prominent step in Leon’s career as he ventured to experience Nashville’s musical heritage, vibrant culture and Southern hospitality. 

Leon’s country music has gained recognition in Indonesia, due to his touching and sincere lyrics, combining traditional country music with a distinctive touch of new country music. Leon’s music has resonated throughout Southeast Asia, and he is excited to explore the birthplace of country music and interact with fellow artists and fans on Nashville’s Broadway Street. 

During his visit, Leon delved into Nashville’s iconic country music scene, visiting legendary venues like the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He also met with local musicians, songwriters and producers to exchange ideas, and collaborate on new music projects. 

“I’ve always been inspired by the stories and emotions conveyed in country music,” Leon said. “Visiting Nashville is a dream come true, and I’m excited to learn from the amazing talent here and share my cultural perspective through my music.” 

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Not only exploring the roots of Nashville music, Leon also played six new songs he wrote in front of the country musician community in Nashville for input and constructive criticism. “This visit opened up many opportunities for networking and sharpening song materials in preparation for my new album this year.” 

One of the main highlights of Leon’s visit was his commitment to promoting friendship and cultural exchange. Through music and interactions, Leon aims to bridge Indonesia and the United States, strengthening mutual understanding and appreciation of country music. (*/rp)


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