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CMA Announces the Newest Members of the Country Music Hall of Fame

CMA Announces the Newest Members of the Country Music Hall of Fame

CMA Announces Jim Ed Brown and The Browns, Grady Martin, and The Oak Ridge Boys as The Newest Members of The Country Music Hall of Fame NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Jim  Ed Brown and The Browns, Grady Martin, and The Oak Ridge Boys will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. Jim Ed Brown and The Browns (siblings Maxine and Bonnie) wil... »

CRS / CMA Partner to Present Artist Welcome Reception at CRS 2015

CRS / CMA Partner to Present Artist Welcome Reception at CRS 2015

COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR AND COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION PARTNER TO PRESENT THE CMA ARTIST WELCOME RECEPTION AT CRS 2015 (Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 11, 2015) – Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and the Country Music Association (CMA) have partnered to provide the ultimate networking event for artists and registered attendees of CRS 2015. The CMA Artist Welcome Reception, scheduled for Wednesday, Fe... »

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at Sixth Annual Songwriters Luncheon

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at Sixth Annual Songwriters Luncheon

NASHVILLE – Songwriters were the focus of attention as CMA Triple Play Awards were handed out at the Sixth Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Fourteen of Nashville’s top tunesmiths received the Award, which is presented to songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “It’s an honor to host this event that shines the light on songwriters,” said Troy Tomlinson, former CMA C... »

CMA Recognizes CMA Foundation Board Leadership

CMA Recognizes CMA Foundation Board Leadership

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, former Chairman Kitty Moon Emery, and outgoing Chairman Joe Galante, were presented with mementos commemorating their many contributions to the Board. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern at the annual CMA Board membership meeting today in Nashville. To date, the CMA Fo... »

Veteran Radio and Music Journalist Chuck Dauphin Receives 2014 CMA Media Achievement Award

Veteran Radio and Music Journalist Chuck Dauphin Receives 2014 CMA Media Achievement Award

NASHVILLE –Veteran radio and music journalist Chuck Dauphin was presented with the 2014 CMA Media Achievement Award backstage in the media center during “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” “I am truly blessed and humbled to be in the list of names who have won this award,” said Dauphin. “Thanks to all my editors who give me the outlets to write for, especially Tye Comer at Billboard for the chance. And,... »

Vince Gill Receives CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence During The 48th Annual CMA Awards on ABC

Vince Gill Receives CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence During The 48th Annual CMA Awards on ABC

NASHVILLE – CMA presented the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence to Nashville treasure Vince Gill during “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which aired tonight on the ABC Television Network Gill choked up during a video salute aired during the Awards as artists including Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Taylor Swift, James Taylor, and Keith Urban paid tribute to Gill’s artistry and impact o... »

Luke Bryan Congratulates 2014 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners

Luke Bryan Congratulates 2014 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners

NASHVILLE – CMA Awards nominee Luke Bryan surprised radio stations and personalities around the country today with news of their 2014 CMA Broadcast Awards wins. “Country radio has been so supportive of me and my career,” said Bryan. “I was honored to be the one to call and tell them about this huge honor. Congrats to all the winners!” “CMA recognizes the influence that Country radio stations have ... »

Landmark Radio Initiative Drives Awareness of The 48th Annual CMA Awards

Landmark Radio Initiative Drives Awareness of The 48th Annual CMA Awards

Hosted for the Seventh Time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE – For the first time in the history of the Country Music Association and any awards show, competitive Country radio groups are putting aside their individual business agendas to help promote “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” by particip... »

The CMA Foundation Awards Grant to Rocketown

The CMA Foundation Awards Grant to Rocketown

NASHVILLE – The Vice Chairman of the CMA Foundation, Ron Samuels, presented a check for $39,500 to advance music education at Rocketown in Middle Tennessee. The presentation was made during the quarterly CMA Board of Directors meetings in Nashville and was accompanied by a performance from children in the Rocketown program. “It is invaluable for our Board members to experience the life-changing im... »

Huffington Post Chats with Artists and Songwriters About CMA Songwriters Series

Huffington Post Chats with Artists and Songwriters About CMA Songwriters Series

Huffington Post recently sat down with artists and songwriters that have performed during a CMA Songwriters Series to discuss their thoughts on the event, songwriting, and Country Music. The interview features stories from Bob DiPiero, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Kix Brooks, Easton Borbin, Ronnie Milsap, Chris Young & Little Big Town’s Kimberley Schlapman. Click here to read the ... »

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