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CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

Appointments Take Effect Jan. 1, 2016 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2016. Frank Bumstead completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, assumes that post. CMA President-Elect Sally Williams, General Manager of Ry... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

Record $2.68 Million to be Awarded to 29 Programs NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016 with 29 charitable groups receiving a record $2.68 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contributions since 2006 to more than $13.68 million for this impor... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

VOTING FOR CMA’S 2015 SRO AWARDS ENDS FRIDAY, NOV. 13

VOTING FOR CMA’S 2015 SRO AWARDS ENDS FRIDAY, NOV. 13

NASHVILLE – Voting to determine the winners in 15 categories for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards ends Friday, Nov. 13 (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, Talent Buyer/Promoter, Tourin... »

CMA Hosts International Reception Ahead of CMA Awards

CMA Hosts International Reception Ahead of CMA Awards

CMA Global Artist Award Renamed Jeff Walker Global Artist Award to Honor Late CMA Board Member NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association hosted more than 90 international media and music executives at the CMA International Reception in Nashville Wednesday ahead of “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.” The Awards ceremony was simultaneously broadcast around the globe on CMC Australia and ... »

Efforts to Expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Receive Significant Support from CMA

Efforts to Expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Receive Significant Support from CMA

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum Announces $3 Million Donation NASHVILLE – The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is receiving significant philanthropic support through a $3 million gift from the Country Music Association (CMA), Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, event host Kix Brooks, and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum announced today. “Country Music is a forma... »

Country Music Association Expands Presence on Music Row

Country Music Association Expands Presence on Music Row

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced plans today to relocate corporate offices to Music Row in 2016. “This is a very exciting opportunity for CMA on several levels,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Operating Officer. “This move allows us to consolidate our day-to-day staff and TV production team under one roof while still providing a state-of-the-art event space for the industry... »

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

NASHVILLE – Chart-topping singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet — the Official Ride of Country Music, and Warner Music Nashville to officially open the Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth (S.A.Y.) Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional funds to the CMA Foundation’s commitment to the building of the reco... »

CMA Hires Kevin L. Wilson as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

CMA Hires Kevin L. Wilson as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Kevin L. Wilson has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. The new position is effective immediately. “The demands and complexity of our business operations have grown tremendously over the past few years as CMA has expanded our reach internationally and through our various television properties and live events,” ... »

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