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Steven Tyler to Join Front and Center Taping For CMA Songwriters Series in New York

Steven Tyler to Join Front and Center Taping For CMA Songwriters Series in New York

Legendary Singer to Announce Final Nominees for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” Sept. 9 on “Good Morning America” and GoodMorningAmerica.com with Kelsea Ballerini Tickets for CMA Songwriters Series Taping On Sale Tomorrow, Sept. 4 at 8:00 AM/EST NASHVILLE – The critically-acclaimed music series, “Front and Center” and the Country Music Association (CMA) have announced a special tapi... »

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

NASHVILLE – Chart-topping singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet — the Official Ride of Country Music, and Warner Music Nashville to officially open the Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth (S.A.Y.) Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional funds to the CMA Foundation’s commitment to the building of the reco... »

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return to Host "The 49th Annual CMA Awards" Live from Nashville on the ABC Television Network Wednesday, Nov. 4

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return to Host "The 49th Annual CMA Awards" Live from Nashville on the ABC Television Network Wednesday, Nov. 4

NASHVILLE – Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the eighth consecutive year in 2015. “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The return of the popular pair was announced by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year ... »

CMA Hires Kevin L. Wilson as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

CMA Hires Kevin L. Wilson as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Kevin L. Wilson has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. The new position is effective immediately. “The demands and complexity of our business operations have grown tremendously over the past few years as CMA has expanded our reach internationally and through our various television properties and live events,” ... »

Hunter Hayes Helps Open Atlanta Notes for Notes Studio on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Hunter Hayes Helps Open Atlanta Notes for Notes Studio on Behalf of CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – CMA Award winner Hunter Hayes was on hand Saturday on behalf of the CMA Foundation to open the Notes for Notes studio at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta. The multi-instrumentalist met and toured the recording space with Notes for Notes youth and performed his new single “21” as the ceremonial first song to christen the studio. Members of Hayes’ band also jammed o... »

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

Project Music Accelerator Applications Open September 1 Project Music launches website, ProjectMusic.co NASHVILLE – On the heels of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) establishing year-round support for music-minded entrepreneurs, the Country Music Association (CMA) signs on for a second year as the title sponsor for the Project Music Accelerator. CMA is pairing its industry strength with the ... »

CMA Songwriters Series Returns to Windy City July 30 at Joe’s Bar

CMA Songwriters Series Returns to Windy City July 30 at Joe’s Bar

Host Brett James Performs with Songwriters Jim Collins and Lee Thomas Miller as They Share Stories Behind Their Hit Songs NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series returns to Chicago at Joe’s Bar Thursday, July 30 (8:30 PM/CT, doors at 7:00 PM/CT). Celebrating the stories behind Country Music’s greatest hits, this CMA Songwriters Series features songwriter and host Brett James performing alongside Ji... »

Kelsea Ballerini Performs for CMA EDU Leadership at Summit Reception

Kelsea Ballerini Performs for CMA EDU Leadership at Summit Reception

  NASHVILLE – Black River recording artist Kelsea Ballerini participated in a Q&A session and performed for CMA EDU chapter executives Sunday night at CMA headquarters in Nashville. The students are in town for the CMA EDU Summit, where chapter executive members come together for panel discussions and an in-depth look at the Country Music industry. Ballerini took questions and performed s... »

Summer’s Hottest Acts Perform on "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Tuesday, August 4 on ABC

Summer’s Hottest Acts Perform on "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Tuesday, August 4 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the third time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town. Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including ... »

CMA Music Festival Sets New Record at $46.8 Million in Direct Visitor Spending

CMA Music Festival Sets New Record at $46.8 Million in Direct Visitor Spending

NASHVILLE—The 2015 CMA Music Festival generated a record $46.8 million in direct visitor spending, an increase of $7.5 million over last year according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) today. “The CMA Music Festival is a big part of our brand as Music City, and the event’s enormous economic impact through direct visitor spending is a great thing for Nashv... »

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