CMA Company News

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)

“CMA FEST” HOSTED BY THOMAS RHETT AND KELSEA BALLERINI TO AIR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

NASHVILLE – CMA officially announced today “CMA Fest,” The Music Event of Summer, will air Wednesday, Aug. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC television network. Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience. “CMA Fest” is executive-produced

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

NASHVILLE – The CMA Board of Directors welcomed a diverse group of guest speakers Tuesday during the quarterly Board meeting at the Westin Hotel in Nashville. Steve Boom, Amazon Vice President of Digital Music; Steve Haener, Chrevrolet Senior Manager of Media, Experiential Marketing and Brad

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their tireless volunteer services to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, and current President and incoming 2017 Chairman Sally Williams, General Manager of the Ryman Auditorium, were presented the

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

NASHVILLE — The Country Music Association made the move this weekend to its new Music Row headquarters at 35 Music Square East (35 MSE). Staff members pitched in during the process, diligently packing and relocating to the new office.  CMA had occupied its former building