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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,” ... »

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

Project Music Accelerator Applications Open September 1 Project Music launches website, ProjectMusic.co NASHVILLE – On the heels of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) establishing year-round support for music-minded entrepreneurs, the Country Music Association (CMA) signs on for a second year as the title sponsor for the Project Music Accelerator. CMA is pairing its industry strength with the ... »

2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

NASHVILLE – 2015 CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous free stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans – besting 2014 numbers by 9.6 percent. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather and the numerous free stages and activities downtown contributed to o... »

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

NASHVILLE – Backstage during CMA Music Festival’s closing night, Keith Urban and CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern presented Brad Paisley with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.  “Brad is such a tremendous ambassador for Country Music around the world,” said Trahern. “His undeniable talent, wit, and charm transcend borders and speak to the heart of the format – in any language... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Carolyn Szczurek as Senior Manager of Market Research; Mary Overend as Digital Marketing Manager, Krista Dial as Manager of Media Relations; and Alina Thompson as Marketing Coordinator.Prior to joining CMA, Szczurek grew her passion for research at Synovate (now Ipsos), where she worked on a variety of ad hoc and tracking pr... »

CMA and YouTube Present First Seminar In Youtube Music

CMA and YouTube Present First Seminar In Youtube Music

CMA AND YOUTUBE PRESENT FIRST SEMINAR IN YOUTUBE MUSIC NASHVILLE SERIES NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association and YouTube presented an artist content development seminar Thursday in Nashville. The program was the first in a series of workshops for CMA members that will continue throughout the year, dubbed YouTube Music Nashville. Held at a pop-up space, CMA members learned fundamentals of musi... »

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