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 Country Music News & Events

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 ... »

Lady Antebellum Earns the 2012 CMA International Artist Achievement Award

Lady Antebellum Earns the 2012 CMA International Artist Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – During a press conference to announce their new global charity initiative LadyAID™, Lady Antebellum was surprised today when CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore presented the group with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award. Formerly the International Touring Artist Award, the CMA International Artist Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based art... »

CMA Presents Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award to Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2

CMA Presents Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award to Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2

NASHVILLE – CMA Award winners Little Big Town surprised Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 on the CMA Awards Macy’s Walk of Stars Thursday night with the presentation of the 2012 Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award. The award was presented during the red carpet media interviews leading up to the broadcast of “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” on the ABC Television Network. The Wesley Rose Internati... »

CMA Presents Northern Ireland’s Brian D’Arcy with CMA International Broadcaster Award

CMA Presents Northern Ireland’s Brian D’Arcy with CMA International Broadcaster Award

LONDON – During a recent visit to London, Brian D’Arcy was surprised with the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award by CMA Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce. D’Arcy broadcasts a weekly show on BBC Radio Ulster and is a frequent contributor to RTE Radio. Until recently, D’Arcy, who is known throughout Ireland as a priest and humanitarian, also broadcast a weekly inspirational sh... »

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