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 Music Festival Celebrates International Artists at CMA World GlobaLive!

CMA Music Festival Celebrates International Artists at CMA World GlobaLive!

NASHVILLE – International artists and fans descended on the outdoor Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville Monday night for CMA World GlobaLive!, a showcase of Country stars from around the globe, to unofficially kick off the 2016 CMA Music Festival. The show got underway with the presentation of the Jo Walker-Meador International Award to the family of late CMA Board member ... »

CMA Announces Recipients of 2016 International Awards

CMA Announces Recipients of 2016 International Awards

Kacey Musgraves Receives International Artist Achievement Award in London; Reba Sends Congratulatory Messages to Winners in Canada and the UK NASHVILLE – Following the success of CMA’s involvement in the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. – C2C, Country to County – the Country Music Association announced today the 2016 recipients of the organization’s International Awards. “Advancing Count... »

CMA Hosts First-ever Nashville Music and Brand Forum During C2C

CMA Hosts First-ever Nashville Music and Brand Forum During C2C

(l-r) Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships; Lauren Alaina; John Marks, CMA Board member and Spotify Global Senior Editor/Music Programmer, Country; Maria Molin Ljunggren, CMA Board member and Capitol Music Group AB – Sweden; Frankie Ballard; Bob Shennan, CMA Board member and BBC Director of Music; and Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo Credit:... »

CMA Presents Two International Trophies  During CMA World GlobaLive!

CMA Presents Two International Trophies During CMA World GlobaLive!

CMA Songwriters Series Expands to Toronto and will be Taped for a CMT Canada Special NASHVILLE – Leading into the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – 2015 CMA Music Festival – CMA presented international trophies to two industry standouts: Morgan Evans, the recipient of the CMA Global Country Artist Award, and CMA Board member and CEO of Big Machine Label Group Scott Borchetta, who received th... »

CMA Presents Two International Trophies

CMA Presents Two International Trophies

Country Broadcaster Award Presented to Ricky Ross by CMA Board Leaders in Nashville CMA Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award Presented to Bob Shennan By Hunter Hayes in London NASHVILLE – Two CMA International Awards recipients were recently presented their trophies in Nashville and London. The 2014 recipient of the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award, Ricky Ross, received his... »

CMA Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award Presented to Bob Shennan by Hunter Hayes in London

CMA Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award Presented to Bob Shennan by Hunter Hayes in London

NASHVILLE – When Hunter Hayes was in London last week for the first of a series of UK shows, he stopped by the BBC to present Bob Shennan, Controller Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and Director, BBC Music with the CMA Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award, which had been announced earlier in the year. “Bob is a tremendous ambassador for Country Music and the international growth of th... »

Country Goes Global! International Country Artists Perform Leading Up to 2015 CMA Music Festival

Country Goes Global! International Country Artists Perform Leading Up to 2015 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Each June, Country Music enthusiasts from around the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. But fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience; international Country artists also make the pilgrimage to Music City each year to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free, international Country Music showcase on Monday, June 8 (6:00-1... »

CMA Takes Country Music Abroad During C2C Festival

CMA Takes Country Music Abroad During C2C Festival

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association gave fans a deeper look into Country Music and engaged international music executives as festivities in the U.K. were in full swing for C2C, Country 2 Country Festival, the U.K.’s largest Country Music Festival. C2C featured performances from the biggest names in Country including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Brandy Clark, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbe... »

Leading Up to the Largest Country Music Festival in the U.K., CMA Announces Recipients of International Awards

Leading Up to the Largest Country Music Festival in the U.K., CMA Announces Recipients of International Awards

NASHVILLE – Leading into the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. – C2C, Country to County – the Country Music Association announced today the recipients of the organization’s International Awards. “Advancing Country Music around the world is at the very foundation of CMA’s mission,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Being able to acknowledge the exhaustive efforts of our int... »

CMA Songwriters Series Returns To The UK

CMA Songwriters Series Returns To The UK

Kix Brooks, Jessi Alexander, Brandy Clark, Sam Palladio, and Jon Randall Perform at indigo at The O2 in London on March 6 NASHVILLE – C2C is proud to present the CMA Songwriters Series at indigo at The O2 in London Friday, March 6, 2015 hosted by Kix Brooks with Jessi Alexander, Brandy Clark, Sam Palladio, and Jon Randall. The CMA Songwriters Series showcases the best of Country Music’s hit ... »

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 ... »

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