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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... »

"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... »

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