Country Around the World

Promoting Country Music Abroad

For more than 50 years, the Country Music Association’s mission has been to promote Country Music throughout the world. CMA’s membership consists of industry professionals not only in the United States, but in dozens of countries, including Australia, Canada, France, German, Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and many more.

Media outlets travel from all over the globe to cover CMA’s signature events, the CMA Awards and CMA Music Festival, each year. CMA also recognizes international artists, journalists, promoters and more with the CMA International Awards.

Recognizing Excellence

Since 1990, CMA has recognized outstanding achievements by Country Music artists, industry executives, touring professionals, radio broadcasters, and those in the media who have contributed and helped in both furthering the popularity of Country Music and bringing attention to the Country Music format in their region, territory or country. Click to see the recipients.

International Events

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CMA Songwriters Series UK – Friday, March 14, 2014

The hugely popular CMA Songwriters Series transforms London’s O2 Arena into an intimate venue on Friday, March 14 as Country Music’s hottest songwriters perform and share the stories and inspiration behind some of their biggest hits.

C2C Country to Country – Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16, 2014

Following the acclaimed success of Country to Country 2013, an outstanding line up of music stars are again heading across the Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza at The O2 in London.

CMA International Marketing Summit – Monday, March 17, 2014

An immersive experience with a full day of presentations and interactive panels from U.S. and U.K. music industry experts on how to capitalize on the worldwide power of Country Music. Then, CMA and the BBC host a reception with Summit attendees ending with an incredible night of music at the BBC Songwriters Show at the BBC Radio Theatre with Brad Paisley and friends.

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CMA MEMBERS: Watch your email for a special discount code to get $20 off the $100 registration fee. Or call your CMA Membership Department at 615-244-2840 for more details.

International Country Music News & Events

International Country Artists to Perform at 2014 CMA Music Festival

International Country Artists to Perform at 2014 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Each June, Country Music connoisseurs from all over the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival, but fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend Country Music’s largest event. International Country artists from all over the globe make the pilgrimage to Music City each year to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free showcase featuring international Country Music artist... »

Country Music Triumphs in the U.K. and Ireland

Country Music Triumphs in the U.K. and Ireland

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 ... »

CMA Rebrands and Expands International Concert During 2014 CMA Music Festival

CMA Rebrands and Expands International Concert During 2014 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – CMA announced plans today to rebrand and expand the annual Global Artist Party during CMA Music Festival in June. The announcement was made by CMA CEO Sarah Trahern during the Second Annual International Marketing Summit at The O2 in London. “The Summit was the perfect platform and this was the ideal audience to announce the strategic growth of the international showcase from a club ga... »

VIDEO: Country’s Biggest Stars Perform in London and Dublin at C2C

VIDEO: Country’s Biggest Stars Perform in London and Dublin at C2C

Country Music Stars Play International Music Festival The biggest names in Country Music took to the stage at London’s famed O2 on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 & 16.  Much more than just a music festival, this celebration of country music and culture saw 50,000 fans descend on London and Dublin over the weekend! Performing at the huge international Country Music festival were Brad Paisl... »

Country Music Takeover of the UK and Ireland

Country Music Takeover of the UK and Ireland

CMA Presents Broad Slate of International Events: C2C Concerts at The O2 in Dublin And London; Second Annual CMA International Marketing Summit; Brad Paisley and Friends BBC Songwriters Show Taping; And Third Appearance of the CMA Songwriters Series to be held in March NASHVILLE – Country will be king in the U.K. and Ireland as CMA participates in a diverse lineup of Country Music events from song... »

International Members: Remember to Vote in First Ballot by Thursday, Oct. 10

International Members: Remember to Vote in First Ballot by Thursday, Oct. 10

Voting for the CMA International Awards is underway! All international CMA Members are eligible to vote. The first ballot closes Thursday, Oct. 10. Check you email for voting login, credentials and updates on the release of the final ballot. Contact membership@cmaworld.com for questions. »

CMA Presents International Country Broadcaster Award to Lee Williams

CMA Presents International Country Broadcaster Award to Lee Williams

NASHVILLE – CMR Nashville and Django Promotions Chief Executive Officer and Owner Lee Williams was presented with the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award during the CMA International Country Music Summit at Disneyland Paris on March 1. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions for the development... »

CMA Presents International Awards During Australia’s CMC Rocks The Hunter Festival

CMA Presents International Awards During Australia’s CMC Rocks The Hunter Festival

NASHVILLE – During Australia’s CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival (March 15-17), Country artist Chris Young presented the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award to David Burton; and The Band Perry surprised artist Jasmine Rae with the Global Country Artist Award. Burton has been an on-air Country radio personality in Australia for the last nine years. Based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Bu... »

CMA Presents Takehisa Matsuda with International Country Broadcaster Award

CMA Presents Takehisa Matsuda with International Country Broadcaster Award

NASHVILLE- CMA staffers surprised NHK World Country Programs producer and personality Takehisa Matsuda with the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award during a visit to the CMA offices on Tuesday, March 5. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions for the development of Country Music in their country. »

First International Country Music Marketing Summit to be held March 1 at Disneyland Paris

First International Country Music Marketing Summit to be held March 1 at Disneyland Paris

Summit Includes Panels, Research, and a CMA Songwriters Series Event with Superstars Wynonna and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, Hit Songwriters Brett James and Dallas Davidson, Hosted by Songwriter Hall of Fame Member Bob DiPiero NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has your passport to reaching and engaging the international marketplace. The Association’s mission is to help expand the format aro... »

CMA Presents Ken Macleod (Scotland) with the International Broadcaster Award

CMA Presents Ken Macleod (Scotland) with the International Broadcaster Award

NASHVILLE – CMA Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce, recently presented Ken Macleod, of Radio Tay in Scotland, with the CMA International Broadcaster Award. “I’m thrilled with my award,” said Macleod. “I love this music and the many, many talented singers and musicians who produce it. I also enormously enjoy introducing the music to the audience at Radio Tay and their loyal... »

The CMA Songwriters Series Returns to the UK and Ireland in 2013

The CMA Songwriters Series Returns to the UK and Ireland in 2013

Presented by BMI, Gibson Guitars, and CMA, the Songwriters Series Features Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and Host Bob DiPiero NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association’s CMA Songwriters Series is returning to the U.K. and Ireland in February of 2013. The BMI & Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and host Bob DiPiero, will ... »

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