CMA Company News

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Jay Jones as Director of Media Relations; Tiffany Kerns as Community Outreach Manager; and Carrie Tekautz joins the Membership and Balloting department as Assistant. Jones joins CMA from Jay Jones Music, a public relations

Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman's Award

NASHVILLE – During today’s CMA Board of Directors meetings (Nov. 20-21), the organization’s Chairman Troy Tomlinson surprised CMA Board President Ed Hardy by presenting him with the CMA Chairman’s Award, which is given at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Tomlinson praised the

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

The CMA Board of Directors has named music and television industry veteran Sarah Trahern as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014.  She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager. “The

CMA Announces New Hires and Promotions

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has announced today the addition of Lindsey Jones as Receptionist, Lauren Klausing as Strategic Partnerships Assistant, Natalie Wilson as Market Research Coordinator, and the promotion of Sarah McGrady to Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Jones joins CMA from HK Management where she worked as an Executive Assistant

Jake Owen Visits CMA Staff

NASHVILLE – RCA recording artist Jake Owen visited the CMA offices in Nashville today to thank the staff for their support and present them with a commemorative plaque celebrating more than one million career albums sold. Owen recently celebrated his fourth No. 1 single, “Anywhere With You,”

CMA Additions and Promotions

CMA ADDS TAWNI FITE TO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT AND PROMOTES BEN BENNETT, CATHERINE BLACKWELL, AND AMANDA ECKARD IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Tawni Fite as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, as well as the promotions of Ben Bennett to