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REIGNING CMA VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR BROTHERS OSBORNE & RISING STARS LAUREN ALAINA & DUSTIN LYNCH TO ANNOUNCE “THE 51st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” NOMINEES LIVE MONDAY, SEPT. 4 ON ABC’S “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”

Three-Hour Televised Awards Show Hosted by Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 8 on ABC NASHVILLE – Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne and rising Country Music stars Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch are slated to announce the final nominees

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)

“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