Huffington Post recently sat down with artists and songwriters that have performed during a CMA Songwriters Series to discuss their thoughts on the event, songwriting, and Country Music. The interview features stories from Bob DiPiero, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Kix Brooks, Easton Borbin, Ronnie Milsap, Chris Young & Little Big Town’s Kimberley Schlapman.
Darius Rucker to Announce Final Nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 3 on Good Morning America Live from New York City
Rucker Featured in 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series Show Sept. 3 at the Best Buy Theater in NYC; Show to be Streamed Live at CMASongwritersSeries.com
Hosted for the Seventh Time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the ABC Television Network
NASHVILLE – Sun up to sun down, the announcement of the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will take over New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with host and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker.
“I know what it feels like to be nominated for a CMA Award, and I was happy to accept the invitation to announce the final nominees and have this opportunity to deliver good news to my friends in the industry,” said Rucker. “Set the alarm guys, this is worth waking up for.”
NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series blew into Chicago Wednesday for a night of stories and songs at Joe’s Bar as it continues its 10th anniversary season. Songwriter and CMA Board member Bob DiPiero hosted and performed alongside Monty Powell, Striking Matches, and Charlie Worsham.
It was a night of jokes, red Solo cups and Number One hits when Dierks Bentley sat down with a group of songwriters for an informal concert filmed by PBS for its superlative concert program, Front and Center.
Read the full RollingStoneCountry.com article.
Bob DiPiero, Striking Matches, and Charlie Worsham Share the Stories Behind Their Hits
“Nashville’s all about great songs. We’re just the vessels.”
That’s superstar Dierks Bentley addressing four of Nashville’s finest songwriters before the cameras began to roll for the taping of the 10th anniversary of the CMA Songwriter Series at Marathon Music Works. Part of public television’s “Front and Center” series, the evening sought to bring the Bluebird Café to the small screen, giving those at home the chance to experience the uniquely Nashville phenomenon that is the “writers’ round.”
The First CMA Television Events of Their Kind will Feature the Music of Lady Antebellum and a Special 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series Celebration with Dierks Bentley and Nashville’s Top Songwriters
NASHVILLE – CMA will present a special songwriters showcase featuring Bill Anderson, Jim Beavers, and Bobby Pinson as part of Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival on Thursday, March 27 at the Listening Room Café in Nashville.
NASHVILLE – Country Music was king in the U.K. and Dublin this past weekend as CMA hosted the Second Annual International Marketing Summit as well as a diverse lineup of special events ranging from songwriters’ showcases to industry panels, to star-packed sold out arena concerts.
The Daily Mirror noted that “Thousands of fans traveled hundreds of miles from every corner of the U.K.,” and “you got a real sense that America’s mainstream Country superstars are on the verge of something big in the U.K.”
Bob DiPiero, Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols, and Jon Nite Share the Stories Behind Their Hits
NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series returns in its tenth year to the venue where it all began, Joe’s Pub in New York City, with a two-night event on Feb. 11 and 12. Celebrating its decade-long run, the CMA Songwriters Series features songwriter and host Bob DiPiero performing alongside Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols, and Jon Nite. Tickets are on sale now and show times for both nights are 7:00 and 9:30 PM/ET.
The CMA Songwriters Series has been exposing fans across the country and the globe to the artisans who, through their craft, pen hits that touch the lives of millions of music fans. It launches the 2014 season with performances this week at the world famous Sundance Film Festival and will visit London, Chicago, and Austin among other iconic locations this year.