CMA Awards

Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

NASHVILLE – During today’s CMA Board of Directors meetings (Nov. 20-21), the organization’s Chairman Troy Tomlinson surprised CMA Board President Ed Hardy by presenting him with the CMA Chairman’s Award, which is given at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Tomlinson praised the leadership and hours of dedication that Hardy has devoted to the Association since taking over as the Board lia... »

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Presented with CMA Founding President’s Award

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Presented with CMA Founding President’s Award

NASHVILLE – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s many contributions to the music industry in Music City were recognized during the CMA Board of Directors meetings in Nashville today when Dean was presented the CMA Founding President’s Award by CMA Board President Ed Hardy. “Mayor Dean has been a constant and ardent supporter of CMA and the music industry,” said Hardy. “Music is a powerful tool and under hi... »

Kenny Rogers Presented with The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Kenny Rogers Presented with The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Country Music Hall of Fame member and musical icon Kenny Rogers was honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented Wednesday during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards.” “Kenny is a legend and a musical innovator who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Country Music around the world,” said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. ... »

Journalist Deborah Evans Price Receives 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award

Journalist Deborah Evans Price Receives 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Freelance journalist and author Deborah Evans Price was presented the 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award in the backstage media center during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday night. “I’m so honored to win the CMA Media Achievement Award this year, especially when I think of all the wonderful journalists who precede me like Chet Flippo, my beloved former bureau chief at ... »

CMA Presents CMA Close Up Awards of Merit

CMA Presents CMA Close Up Awards of Merit

NASHVILLE – For the first time ever, the Country Music Association presented its coveted CMA Close Up Award of Merit to winners in two divisions, Journalism and Photography. The 2013 recipients are student journalist Kelly Dean and student photographer Caitlin Harris, both selected for demonstrating the most creativity, dedication, and promise in covering the CMA Music Festival on assignment from ... »

CMA Awards Ratings Surge to Four Year High

CMA Awards Ratings Surge to Four Year High

ABC Dominates Wednesday with “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” Posting its First Win on the Opening Wednesday of Any Sweep in Six Years “CMA Awards” Surges by Double Digits in Viewers and Young Adults, Drawing its Biggest Audience in Four Years and Second Largest in Eight Years Wednesday’s Most Social TV Show, CMA Awards Earns 1.67 Million Tweets ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 16.6 million and... »

Winners Announced for The 47th Annual CMA Awards

Winners Announced for The 47th Annual CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – At “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton made history as the first married couple to win top honors as CMA’s Female and Male Vocalists of the Year four years in a row; with George Strait securing victory in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, which he last won in 1990. “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” was hosted for the sixth consecutive year... »

Presenters Announced for 2013 CMA Awards

Presenters Announced for 2013 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – CMA Awards nominee Lee Brice, actress Connie Britton (star of ABC’s “Nashville”), CMA Awards nominee Kelly Clarkson, Country Music singer Sheryl Crow, CMA Awards nominee Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards nominee Eli Young Band, actor Charles Esten (star of ABC’s “Nashville”), actress and singer Lucy Hale (star of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars”), CMA Awards nominee Kip Moore, Country Music... »

Taylor Swift to Receive CMA Pinnacle Award at 2013 CMA Awards

Taylor Swift to Receive CMA Pinnacle Award at 2013 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – CMA will present the Pinnacle Award to Nashville’s own global sensation Taylor Swift during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” airing live Wednesday (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The Award recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in Country Music. The artist has also att... »

Kenny Rogers to Receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Star-Studded Tribute

Kenny Rogers to Receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Star-Studded Tribute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KENNY ROGERS TO RECEIVE WILLIE NELSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE DURING “THE 47TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” AIRING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry Will Also Perform During the Three-Hour Gala; Previously Announced Performers Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban Will Take the Stage Together During “Country Mu... »

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