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CMA Foundation Announces 2017 Music Education Grant Recipients on Global Day of Giving

CMA Foundation Announces 2017 Music Education Grant Recipients on Global Day of Giving

Record $3.1 Million to be Awarded to 44 Programs – Click here to watch the #MannequinChallenge NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans who attend CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education, as well as grant recipients for 2017, with 44 charitable groups receiving a record $3.1 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contrib... »

Eric Paslay Visits Nashville Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Eric Paslay Visits Nashville Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – Tables were turned when music students of Dodson Elementary’s Tracy Roberts, a CMA Music Teacher of Excellence, performed for UMG Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay this afternoon as part of the students’ “Angels In This Town” project, which is also the name of Paslay’s most recent single. Following the students’ performance, a Q&A was conducted during which the students ... »

Voices Join Together To Celebrate The Season in CMA Country Christmas

Voices Join Together To Celebrate The Season in CMA Country Christmas

Holiday Special Features Superstar Collaborations and One-of-a-Kind Duets NASHVILLE – The most inspiring voices in music will join forces to celebrate “CMA Country Christmas” airing Monday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Host Jennifer Nettles shares the stage with not one but four talented women, duetting with R&B powerhouse Andra Day and Broadway legend Idina Menzel... »

Kick Off The Holidays With CMA Country Christmas Airing Nov. 28 on ABC

Kick Off The Holidays With CMA Country Christmas Airing Nov. 28 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Get the holidays started when the biggest names in music celebrate “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Hosted for the seventh year by Jennifer Nettles, the two-hour musical special features Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan, Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts, Jordan Smith, and more performing time honor... »

Voting For The 2016 CMA Touring Awards Ends Dec. 7

Voting For The 2016 CMA Touring Awards Ends Dec. 7

NASHVILLE – Voting to determine the winners in 15 categories for the CMA Touring Awards (formerly the SRO Awards) opens Tuesday, Nov. 22 and ends Wednesday, Dec. 7 (6:00 PM/CT). CMA members in the following categories are eligible to vote: Advertising/Public Relations/Media, Affiliated, Artist, Entertainment Services, Marketing/Digital, Musician, Personal Manager, Record Label, Talent Agent, Talen... »

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

NASHVILLE – The CMA Board of Directors welcomed a diverse group of guest speakers Tuesday during the quarterly Board meeting at the Westin Hotel in Nashville. Steve Boom, Amazon Vice President of Digital Music; Steve Haener, Chrevrolet Senior Manager of Media, Experiential Marketing and Brad Partnerships; and CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley each addressed the Board. Former CMA Executive Dire... »

Steve Buchanan Presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

Steve Buchanan Presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

NASHVILLE – Steve Buchanan, the President of Opry Entertainment and Executive Producer of “Nashville,” was presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence today during quarterly meetings of the CMA Board of Directors in Nashville. The Irving Waugh Award of Excellence is awarded to an individual who is the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened ... »

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their tireless volunteer services to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, and current President and incoming 2017 Chairman Sally Williams, General Manager of the Ryman Auditorium, were presented the crystal gavel and globe respectively. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sar... »

Songwriter and Producer Shane McAnally Presented with CMA Chairman’s Award

Songwriter and Producer Shane McAnally Presented with CMA Chairman’s Award

NASHVILLE – The musical producer behind “Forever Country,” CMA Board member Shane McAnally, was presented the CMA Chairman’s Award Monday night during a dinner for CMA Board members at the Association’s new corporate offices on Music Row. “I’m honored to present the Chairman’s Award and it is without compare that we recognize Shane McAnally,” said John Esposito, CMA Chairman of the Board and Presi... »

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

NASHVILLE – Joe Galante, Chairman of the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, was honored Monday night with the CMA Foundation Chairman’s Memento during a dinner for the CMA Board of Directors at the new CMA corporate offices on Music Row. “Joe is a passionate advocate for the advancement of quality music education and CMA’s support of sustainable music education programs across the country,” said S... »

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