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Karen Fairchild and Joe Galante Discuss CMA Foundation with Festival Publicists

Karen Fairchild and Joe Galante Discuss CMA Foundation with Festival Publicists

NASHVILLE – CMA Foundation Board members Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Joe Galante spoke on behalf of the organization to a select group of industry publicists whose artists are heavily involved with the 2015 CMA Music Festival at the CMA office in Nashville Tuesday. Fairchild and Galante were on hand to express the importance of artist involvement with the Foundation’s numero... »

Maddie & Tae Host Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share on Behalf of the CMA Foundation

Maddie & Tae Host Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share on Behalf of the CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – Dot Records recording artists Maddie & Tae brought a touch of magic to downtown Nashville today when the duo hosted the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. “We couldn’t be more excited to be here today” said the duo’s Maddie Marlow. “Tae and I both express ourselves through music, so it’s amazing to highlight how music is a good way for... »

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X: The Foundation of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X: The Foundation of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience

Continuous Music on Three Stages, Autographs, Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways, and Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young are Featured Artists of the Day! NASHVILLE – AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X is the center of the fan/artist experience at CMA Music Festival, the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience. “This event started as Fan Fair in 1972 as an annual celebration of ... »

Kix Brooks Honored as First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Kix Brooks Honored as First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE – Revered Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba presented the first CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award to acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks at a prestigious evening in his honor Monday at City Winery in Nashville. “Can you imagine what it feels like to be me tonight?” Brooks asked the crowd as he accepted the A... »

Kix Brooks’ Little Sister Led Him To Get Music In Metro Schools

Kix Brooks’ Little Sister Led Him To Get Music In Metro Schools

About 10 years ago, there were few, if any, music programs in public schools here in Music City. Today, every Nashville public school kid has access to an instrument — and they can thank Kix Brooks’ little sister Lisa for that. Kix Brooks spearheaded the creation of the Keep the Music Playing campaign, funded from proceeds from the CMA Music Fest, which has dumped more than $7 million into M... »

CMA Foundation Announces $150,000 Grant to Little Kids Rock

CMA Foundation Announces $150,000 Grant to Little Kids Rock

Rascal Flatts Visits Los Angeles School to Present Donation NASHVILLE – Country Music trio Rascal Flatts visited students at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles Wednesday to make a surprise instrument donation and present a CMA Foundation grant to national not-for-profit Little Kids Rock. The $150,000 grant will help the program fund instrument purchases, teacher training, and other resourc... »

CMA Foundation Announces $1.6 Million in Grants for Music Education in 2015

CMA Foundation Announces $1.6 Million in Grants for Music Education in 2015

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CMA Collects More Than 5,000 Presents for Children in Nashville

CMA Collects More Than 5,000 Presents for Children in Nashville

Toys Distributed in Middle Tennessee by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation; “CMA Country Christmas,” Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, Re-airs Saturday, Dec. 20 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE – Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Country Music industry and fans, the holidays will be a little brighter for children in Middle Tennessee. CMA collected more than 5,000 to... »

CMA Foundation Awards Record Number Of Grants In 2014

CMA Foundation Awards Record Number Of Grants In 2014

CMA Foundation Provides $1.72 Million to Support National Music Education Programs NASHVILLE – In 2014, the CMA Foundation has awarded a record high $1.72 million in grants to deserving national and local programs that support music education for children, bringing the total amount donated since 2006 to more than $10 million. “What began as a very grassroots, local initiative to support music educ... »

Kix Brooks Named First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Kix Brooks Named First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE – Acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks was named the first recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award. The Award will be presented at an event in January, 2015. “It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giving community,” said Brooks. “It’s easy to look around and be insp... »

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