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Organic farmer and social activist Jason Mraz set to perform at historic Ryman

Grammy winner Jason Mraz is coming to Nashville on September 10th at the historic Ryman Auditorium. One of the hardest working and beloved artists, Jason Mraz burst on the music scene back in 2002 when the San Diego native hit the charts with the hit single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)". His 2005 album Mr. A-Z peaked at #5 on the billboard chart and earned Mraz his first Grammy nomination.

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Jason Mraz and Raining Jane

In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things" which launched him into pop stardom. The hit single "I'm Yours" which became Mraz's first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #6 on September 20, 2008. It ultimately spent 76 weeks on the Hot 100, longer than any other song in the magazine's 51-year history (a record since broken by Imagine Dragons with "Radioactive" in 2014). It was the first song to top the charts in four different radio formats: Mainstream Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40 and Triple A.

Mraz won his first two Grammy Awards in 2010, for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Make It Mine") and Best Pop Collaboration ("Lucky" with Colbie Caillat). At the 2009 Grammy Awards, "I'm Yours" was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "I'm Yours" was also named ASCAP's 2010 Song of the Year.

In 2012, Mraz released "Love Is A Four Letter Word" which contained the hit single "I Won't Give Up" which dubuted at #8 on the Billboard 100. His fifth studio album, "Yes" was released in 2014, an acoustic album and was recorded with pop-rock all-girl band Raining Jane. Besides music, Mraz is known as a dedicated surfer, farmer/gardener (Mraz Organics' Avocado Ranch), filmmaker, and photographer, Mraz is first and foremost a committed global citizen. His impassioned social activism and philanthropic efforts span wide-ranging environmental advocacy and ardent support for LGBT equality.

According to recent interviews, Mraz wants to retire early. He recently started the campaign #RetiredAt40 with his manager. He has just one more studio album left on his contract with Atlantic Records, and then he plans to take a break from music. If this does come to fruition, this may be one of the last performances in Nashville for Mraz. If previous concerts are any inclination as to what the set should look like, concert goes can expect eight of the fourteen tracks off the new album including the gently surging "Love Someone" and the whimsical "3 Things." It also included an array of newly rearranged hits and old favorites, including "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)," the Grammy Award-winning "Lucky" and "I'm Yours".
If you're a fan of James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dave Matthews or Dan Fogelberg you need to see Jason Mraz. In an intimate setting like the Ryman the troubadour with the folk-rock-fueled music will be right at home and ready to entertain. Tickets are $75, $45 & $25 and the show kicks off at 8:00.

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