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"The 49th Annual CMA Awards" Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 4 on ABC

"The 49th Annual CMA Awards" Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 4 on ABC

First Ballot Emailed to Eligible CMA Members Today Final Nominees to be Announced Sept. 9 on “Good Morning America” NASHVILLE – Balloting for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” begins today. “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” airs live Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. “Balloting season is an exciting time for CMA and ou... »

John and Jacob Present CMA Foundation Grants to Nashville Music Education Programs

John and Jacob Present CMA Foundation Grants to Nashville Music Education Programs

NASHVILLE – John and Jacob made a special appearance at Musicians Corner today in Nashville to present CMA Foundation grants to the outdoor concert organizers, as well as W.O. Smith School. The grants were presented just as students from W.O. Smith Camp BackBeat wrapped their performance on the Musicians Corner stage in Centennial Park. Accepting the grants on behalf of W.O. Smith and Musici... »

2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

NASHVILLE – 2015 CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous free stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans – besting 2014 numbers by 9.6 percent. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather and the numerous free stages and activities downtown contributed to o... »

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

NASHVILLE – Backstage during CMA Music Festival’s closing night, Keith Urban and CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern presented Brad Paisley with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.  “Brad is such a tremendous ambassador for Country Music around the world,” said Trahern. “His undeniable talent, wit, and charm transcend borders and speak to the heart of the format – in any language... »

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

NASHVILLE – In celebration of the generosity of Country artists and the fans who support CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation presented The Quest Center for Art & Community Development a $10,000 grant yesterday during Charlie Worsham’s fan club party in Nashville. Worsham is a longtime supporter of The Quest Center, a music education and resource center located in Dickson, Tenn., a largely r... »

CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

Urban Donates Guitars to Student Musicians in CMA Foundation Partner Programs NASHVILLE – CMA and the CMA Foundation unveiled its new “Music Education Matters” campaign today during CMA Music Festival and announced that superstar Keith Urban will be the first national ambassador for the program, which provides musical instruments and teaching support to programs serving inner-city yout... »

Little Big Town Returns to Host CMA Music Festival Television Special on ABC

Little Big Town Returns to Host CMA Music Festival Television Special on ABC

REIGNING CMA VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR LITTLE BIG TOWN RETURN TO HOST SUMMER’S HOTTEST CONCERT EVENT: “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” AIRING TUESDAY, AUG. 4 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK Little Big Town Makes the Announcement at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for CMA Music Festival at the AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X NASHVILLE – Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will retu... »

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 World GlobaLive! Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9

CMA World GlobaLive! Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9

UPDATE: This post was updated 6/8/15 at 10:48pm with updated performance times. NASHVILLE – Thunderstorms, high wind, and lightening forced CMA to reschedule the CMA World GlobaLive! concert from Monday to Tuesday, June 9 (1:00-6:30 PM/CT). “We take the decision to reschedule events during the Festival very seriously, because we don’t like disappointing our fans,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Exe... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Carolyn Szczurek as Senior Manager of Market Research; Mary Overend as Digital Marketing Manager, Krista Dial as Manager of Media Relations; and Alina Thompson as Marketing Coordinator.Prior to joining CMA, Szczurek grew her passion for research at Synovate (now Ipsos), where she worked on a variety of ad hoc and tracking pr... »

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