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Glen Campbell, 1936 – 2017

Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell died Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the age of 81. “Our music community is greatly saddened by the loss of an icon,” said CMA CEO Sarah Trahern. “He was a ground-breaking artist of our genre, and a pioneer

CMA FOUNDATION RECEIVES 2017 NAFME STAND FOR MUSIC AWARD

NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation received the 2017 Stand for Music Award from the National Association for Music Education Thursday during the Association’s annual Hill Day in Washington, D.C. CMA Director of Community Outreach Tiffany Kerns accepted the Award on behalf of the CMA Foundation.

2017 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS WITH CAPACITY CROWDS, SOLD OUT NIGHTLY CONCERTS, AND HIGHEST FAN ENGAGEMENT IN 46-YEAR HISTORY OF MUSIC EVENT OF SUMMER

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks Presents Surprise Donation to CMA Foundation and Rousing Opening Night Performance 2018 CMA Music Festival Pre-Sales Begin June 19, National On-Sale Launches June 27 Three-hour ABC TV Special “CMA Fest” Airs Aug. 16 NASHVILLE – The 46th year of CMA Music Festival, the Music Event of Summer, drew

BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO RETURN FOR 10TH TIME TO HOST “THE 51st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

NASHVILLE – Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood announced this morning alongside CMA Awards Executive Producer Robert Deaton that they will be returning for the 10th time to host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ in 2017. “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET)

Kitty Moon Emery Passes at 70

Kitty Moon Emery, a Nashville business leader who devoted much of her career to giving back to the Country Music industry she loved, died Feb. 8 in Nashville following a battle with cancer. Emery served on the CMA Board for 22 years (1989-2010), including terms

Jean Shepard (1933 - 2016)

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard passed away Sunday at the age of 82. The Grand Lady of the Grand Ole Opry was born Ollie Imogene (“Jean”) Shepard on Nov. 21, 1933 in Paul’s Valley, Okla. The family, which included 10 children, later

Bonnie Brown Ring 1938-2016

One of country music’s beloved voices was silenced July 16 when Bonnie Brown Ring, 77, the youngest member of family trio The Browns, passed away in a Little Rock, Ark. hospital as a result of complications from cancer. She had first revealed that she was