Membership Information

Become a Member Today

Since its inception in 1958 when a small group of concerned music industry pioneers gathered in small Miami hotel room, the Country Music Association started as, and continues to be, a membership organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the reach of Country Music around the world.

CMA boasts more than 7,100 members involved in Country Music in 40 countries.

Being a CMA member has its benefits, but the greatest benefit of all is knowing that your membership helps Country Music grow.

Which CMA membership is right for me?

You can sign up for CMA membership as an individual or as a company. There is one level of Individual membership, and three levels of Organizational membership.

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Your Membership Team

Brandi Simms
Senior Director of Membership and Balloting
Brenden Oliver
Coordinator of Membership and Balloting

Country Music is Our World

If you work in Country Music, support the expansion of our industry by being a member of CMA. Country Music – the sound of Jimmie Rodgers yodeling – Keith Urban blasting out a guitar solo – The poetry of Hank Williams Sr. on “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – A room full of convicts cheering on Johnny Cash as he sings “San Quentin, I hate every inch of you” – Alan Jackson speaking for the common man in the wake of September 11th – Feisty Loretta Lynn, and tearful Tammy Wynette – Roy Acuff showing off yo-yo tricks at the Grand Ole Opry – Miranda Lambert performing a heartfelt ballad – The King of Country George Strait – The showmanship of superstars Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift.

Country Music moves its fans, hits them where they live. Its artists have traveled millions of miles and recorded just as many songs in their quest to articulate the lives and hopes of everyday Americans. The songs make up a tapestry of the American life.

Unlike other music genres, Country Music artists have been supported for more than five decades by a trade organization dedicated to the advancement of the industry as a whole.

CMA is responsible for the industry’s most prestigious honors, the CMA Awards, organizes the gigantic annual CMA Music Festival and tirelessly knocks on door after door seeking to tell the world about the magic Country Music has to offer.

If you work in Country Music, support the expansion of our industry by being a part of this family of artists, musicians, songwriters and community leaders.