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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 ... »

Holly Williams: Live@CMA

Holly Williams stopped by CMA recently for an intimate, acoustic Live@CMA performance on the release of her new album, The Highway. In the following Live@CMA video, Williams – granddaughter of Country legend Hank Williams, Sr. and daughter to rowdy superstar Hank Williams, Jr. – performs several songs off The Highway, including “Drinkin’”, “Gone Away From Me,... »

Charlie Worsham Performs at Live@CMA

Charlie Worsham Performs at Live@CMA

NASHVILLE – Warner Music Nashville’s Charlie Worsham stopped by CMA Wednesday, Feb. 20 to perform for the staff as a part of CMA’s web series “CMA Close Up Presents Live@CMA.” Worsham performed songs from his upcoming debut release, including “Rubberband,” “Could It Be,” and “Young to See.” The multi-instrumentalist also tackled Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” on banjo. Live@CMA ta... »

Parmalee Performs at Live@CMA

Parmalee Performs at Live@CMA

NASHVILLE – Stoney Creek Records’ group Parmalee stopped by CMA Wednesday, Feb. 6 to perform for the staff and student members of CMA’s college initiative, CMA EDU. The performance is featured on CMA’s web series “CMA Close Up Presents Live@CMA” on CMAworld.com. Live@CMA takes viewers inside these exclusive performances at CMA’s Music Row headquarters, with insights and interviews from Count... »

Chris Janson Performs at Live@CMA

Chris Janson Performs at Live@CMA

NASHVILLE – Bigger Picture Group’s Chris Janson stopped by the CMA offices on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to perform songs for the staff including his new single “Better I Don’t.” »

Florida Georgia Line Plays at Live@CMA

Florida Georgia Line Plays at Live@CMA

NASHVILLE – Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line stopped by the CMA offices on Tuesday to perform songs for the staff. The duo’s debut album Here’s to the Good Times will be released Dec. 4. »

Blue Sky Riders Play at Live@CMA

Blue Sky Riders Play at Live@CMA

NASHVILLE – The Blue Sky Riders, comprised of Gary Burr, Kenny Loggins, and Georgia Middleman, stopped by the CMA offices on Friday to perform songs for the staff. Their debut album Finally Home will be released on Jan. 29. »

Student Photographer Caitlin Selle Receives 2012 CMA Close Up Award of Merit

Student Photographer Caitlin Selle Receives 2012 CMA Close Up Award of Merit

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has selected Lipscomb University junior student Caitlin Selle as the recipient of the 2012 CMA Close Up Award of Merit. The award was created in 2007 to honor the student journalist or photographer who demonstrated the most creativity, dedication, and promise in covering the CMA Music Festival on assignment from CMA. Selle, 20, was presented the award duri... »