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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... »

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

NASHVILLE — The Country Music Association made the move this weekend to its new Music Row headquarters at 35 Music Square East (35 MSE). Staff members pitched in during the process, diligently packing and relocating to the new office.  CMA had occupied its former building at One Music Circle South since 1991, when there were only 15 full time staff members, one annual television program, and Fan F... »

Music Choice and CMA Continue Partnership Through 2016

Music Choice and CMA Continue Partnership Through 2016

CMA Content to Appear on Music Choice Video On Demand and Music Channels Including An Exclusive Fan Made Version of Cam’s Music Video “Mayday” NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association continues its strategic promotional partnership with Music Choice, the No. 1 Free Video On Demand Provider in the U.S., for 2016. The partnership kicks off today with CMA Music Festival content appea... »

Music Choice and CMA Continue Partnership Through 2016

Music Choice and CMA Continue Partnership Through 2016

CMA Content to Appear on Music Choice Video On Demand and Music Channels Including An Exclusive Fan Made Version of Cam’s Music Video “Mayday” NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association continues its strategic promotional partnership with Music Choice, the No. 1 Free Video On Demand Provider in the U.S., for 2016. The partnership kicks off today with CMA Music Festival content appea... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Kevin Coffey as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Courtney Ledford as Senior Manager of Market Research; Chris Harrington as Manager of Event Ticketing; Angela Roland as Awards and Industry Relations Assistant; and Kathy Gillihan as Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Ledford joins CMA on the heels of five years i... »

Country Stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham Join CMA Foundation Representatives to Advocate for Music Education in Washington, DC

Country Stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham Join CMA Foundation Representatives to Advocate for Music Education in Washington, DC

NASHVILLE — Country stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham participated in various events across Washington, D.C. Wednesday ahead of their involvement with the National Association for Music Education’s annual Hill Day advocating for music education on behalf of the CMA Foundation. Their first stop was The National Press Club, where Bush and Worsham entertained the crowd of journalists and fans w... »

2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

NASHVILLE – The 2016 CMA Music Festival sold out months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 88,500 fans. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather, the addition of two new, free stages at Ascend Amphitheater, and record crowds at Fan Fair X at the Music City Ce... »

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