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CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at 7th Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at 7th Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon

NASHVILLE – Nashville’s top tunesmiths were recognized today as CMA Triple Play Awards were presented at the Seventh Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Seventeen songwriters received the Award, which is presented to those who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “Songwriters keep Music City playing and I’m honored to return as host for this important event celebrating this signif... »

“Front and Center’s” All New Season Features CMA Songwriters Series

“Front and Center’s” All New Season Features CMA Songwriters Series

NASHVILLE – 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards and its legacy of creating some of the biggest moments in Country Music history. At the beginning of this historic year, CMA and “Front and Center” join musical forces once again to announce season six of “Front and Center,” which kicks off this month with five all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes featuring Country Music icon Ronnie ... »

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

Appointments Take Effect Jan. 1, 2016 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2016. Frank Bumstead completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, assumes that post. CMA President-Elect Sally Williams, General Manager of Ry... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

Record $2.68 Million to be Awarded to 29 Programs NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016 with 29 charitable groups receiving a record $2.68 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contributions since 2006 to more than $13.68 million for this impor... »

CMA Foundation Makes Holidays Shine for Nashville Music Students

CMA Foundation Makes Holidays Shine for Nashville Music Students

CMA Foundation Increases Donation to the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School by 50 Percent; Foundation Grant Announced at the School’s Annual Holiday Recital NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation is donating $75,000 to benefit music education programs for low-income students at the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School – a 50 percent increase over 2014 and the fourth year the Foundation has... »

CMA Announces 2015 SRO Awards Winners

CMA Announces 2015 SRO Awards Winners

Trophies Presented at CMA’s Touring Industry Celebration in Nashville NASHVILLE – The winners were announced Monday for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards. The trophies were presented at an industry event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville hosted by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. “Our touring industry members are on the frontline, every day taking our music directly to the fan... »

Outstanding Line-up Announced for 2016 CMA Songwriters Series in the UK

Outstanding Line-up Announced for 2016 CMA Songwriters Series in the UK

Charles Esten, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Ashley Monroe, and Charlie Worsham bring CMA Songwriters Series back to indigo at The O2 in London, Thursday, March 10, 2016 NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series will return to the UK for its 10th European show on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at indigo at The O2 in London. Celebrating the craft of storytelling through song and the stories behind Country M... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

CMA Songwriters Series Returns to New York City December 11 & 12

CMA Songwriters Series Returns to New York City December 11 & 12

Songwriters Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins, and Leslie Satcher Perform at Joe’s Pub for final CMA Songwriters Series Event of 2015 NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series wraps 2015 with a return to New York City and Joe’s Pub, home of the first CMA Songwriter Series in 2005, Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12 for two shows each night (6:30 PM/ET and 9:00 PM/ET). Celebrating the st... »

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