Singer/Songwriter Performing with 

Sherry Lynn Band Throughout Weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 6, 2013) – Singer/songwriter Brenda Zitzman is set to be in the midst of the fun and festivities of the 2013 CMA Music Festival with performances scheduled throughout Lower Broad in the coming days.

Brenda Zitzman promo shot
Singer/Songwriter Brenda Zitzman

Zitzman, whose resume includes gigs all over the world, will perform at the CMA Music Fest as part of the Sherry Lynn Band. Zitzman will play acoustic guitar and sing alongside New Jersey-based country singer Sherry Lynn, who is at the famed annual music event to promote her new single with country music legend Crystal Gayle. Lynn recently released the title track from her upcoming sophomore album, “Beautiful Life,” a duet with Gayle. The single is available on iTunes, with the entire album set for a June 18 release.

Zitzman’s fans can catch her playing 6-6:30 p.m. Friday and 5-6 p.m. Saturday at Honky Tonk Central (329 Broadway) and 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Rippy’s Bar & Grill (429 Broadway).

For more information about Zitzman, visit, like her Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook/BrendaZitzmanFanPage or follow her on Twitter at @BrendaZitzman. 

About Brenda Zitzman:

If there’s one – only one – thing you should know about Brenda Zitzman, it’s this: she’s a giver. Doesn’t matter if the person you know as a world-wide performer is onstage singing harmonies and playing guitar or if the person you know as a Belmont University grad who calls Nashville, Tenn., home is running alongside elementary-aged girls as a volunteer 5K coach, it’s all the same: she’s giving it her all.

Zitzman’s commitment to playing all out goes straight back to her childhood, growing up on the family farm in New Ulm, Minn. Working alongside her parents and two brothers, Zitzman learned a strong work ethic and the truth about commitment: you give it all you’ve got.

She brought that foundation with her when she moved south to attend Nashville’s Belmont University, where she graduated from the school’s prestigious music program and put what she learned into action, first with a band named Wildflower (which later became Side Saddle) and most recently with internationally known country act Mustang Sally.

 After ten years of non-stop touring, Zitzman has decided to move on to new adventures. Her fans will be thrilled to learn of the talented singer’s latest project: Box 43 Collection. Box 43 Collection is a series of youtube videos featuring Zitzman singing songs that influenced her growing up. “Crazy Arms,” the legendary Ray Price tune, and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” are part of the current online collection. Zitzman considers the YouTube videos as just one more way to give to her fans.

To learn more about Zitzman, visit    

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:

Nashville Music Promotions


My Twenty Twelve: a personal inventory

2012 was a year of change for me.  I’ve never done this before, but I felt the need to do a written end-of-year personal inventory.

The year kicked off with an incredible trip to Switzerland which included a concert performance in Zurich at the Albisgütli Festival.

In June I performed at the CMA Fest on one of the official concert stages with my band Mustang Sally and we also made our debut on WSM 650 AM radio, home of the Grand Ole Opry, that same week.


Mustang Sally with 650 WSM host Bill Cody (L-R) Lisa Romeo, Brenda, Bill Cody, Sarah Wilfong, Tobi Lee)


Mustang Sally at CMA Fest 2012

At the end of summer I said goodbye to life as a road musician. After 10 years of nonstop touring, I decided to put away my suitcase and focus more on life in Nashville. Plus, I was just plain burned out and not enjoying it. I’m not saying I’ll never go on the road again, but it will never be the gone-260-days-a-year-playing-shitholes pace.

Right before my 35th birthday in September, I went through a tough break up. I’m still processing that. Relationships are hard. So is being single.

In October I conquered my fear of skydiving. I kept picturing myself hitting the ground with intense force and breaking into a million pieces. Turns out that the landing was the easiest part.


14,000 feet over Atlanta


Why does my guide get a helmet but not me??

In November I completed my first half marathon with a very respectable 2:07 time. I already have two halves plus a Warrior Dash and a relay race on the books for 2013 and maybe–just maybe!–I’ll gather up the courage and determination to do a full 26.2 marathon.

Hard Rock Half

Me after completing the Hard Rock Half Marathon in Nashville, TN

And lastly, on January 1st I became an official member of the Polar Bear Club by jumping into Nashville’s 49 degree Percy Priest Lake.

Polar Bear Plunge

Me doing the Polar Bear Plunge with Cristin Brown and Kate Framke (Picture courtesy of The Tennessean)

I will continue to allow the successes, disappointments and struggles of 2012 to be teaching lessons for me.

In Twenty Thirteen I will continue to be true to myself and make every day count!