Romain Virgo Becomes First Reggae Artist at Country Music Awards

This week Kingtston met Nashville at the Country Music Awards as rising reggae superstar Romain Virgo became the first ever reggae artist to perform on one of country music’s most revered stages. Romain Virgo electrified the packed audience at this week’s Academy of Country Music Awards, Nashville, Tennessee.

The award-show which was staged on Monday night, featured Romain alongside Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, performing their hit, ‘All The Gold In California.’

Romain who came to the musical fore after winning the 2007 Digicel Rising Stars competition, and is known for his hits, Cyaa Sleep, Who Feels It Knows It, Wanna Go Home and others became the first reggae artiste to ever grace the CMA stage.

He says, “The feeling was a good one, overwhelming actually. To be the first reggae artist in any country to walk the red carpet like that and be taking photos with such huge country music stars while representing my country and genre, was a great feeling. I am humbled by the experience.”


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