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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 Announces 2017 International Awards Recipients

NASHVILLE – After a whirlwind month of international Country Music celebrations across Europe and Australia, CMA has announced the 2017 International Awards recipients. “CMA International Awards are a way to recognize our genre’s best ambassadors to fans globally. The recipients of these Awards are the

2017 CMA Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Nightly Concert Lineup Announced Exclusively on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Days of Social Media Posts Reveal More than 100 Artists Performing Ticket Proceeds Benefit Music Education through CMA Foundation NASHVILLE — After four days of social teases, the lineup for the 2017 CMA Music Festival is

Country Music Reaches New Heights in the U.K. and Ireland

NASHVILLE—As Country Music fans packed the sold-out C2C Festival in the U.K. and Ireland last week, the Country Music Association returned overseas to present three CMA International Awards, host industry executives to reveal new data illustrating the millennial push behind the U.K.’s Country Music growth, and