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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 Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

NASHVILLE – In celebration of the generosity of Country artists and the fans who support CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation presented The Quest Center for Art & Community Development a $10,000 grant yesterday during Charlie Worsham’s fan club party in Nashville. Worsham is a longtime supporter of The Quest Center, a music education and resource center located in Dickson, Tenn., a largely r... »

Nashville Mayoral Candidates Address Music Industry Members

Nashville Mayoral Candidates Address Music Industry Members

Candidates and industry organization leaders gather backstage at the CMA Theater Thursday following the first joint Nashville Mayoral Forum. The Forum was a collaborative project organized and presented by CMA, Leadership Music®, the Music City Music Council, and The Recording Academy® Nashville Chapter as a benefit for their Nashville-based members. Approximately 300 industry members attended to ... »

It’s Balloting Season at CMA!

It’s Balloting Season at CMA!

Ballot Schedule for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” Announced; CMA Now Accepting Submissions for the 2015 CMA Broadcast Awards »

2015 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Lift Their Voices During 12th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon

2015 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Lift Their Voices During 12th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon

NASHVILLE – The room was full of singers, so it seemed only fitting that the conversation should start with harmony when The Oak Ridge Boys (Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban) and The Browns (Jim Ed, Maxine, and Bonnie) sat down with Country Music Association members Wednesday during the 12th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon. The two are among the most distinctive – albeit di... »

CMA Songwriters Series Kicks-off New Season of Front and Center on Public Television

CMA Songwriters Series Kicks-off New Season of Front and Center on Public Television

NASHVILLE — The critically acclaimed music series “Front and Center” will kick off its new season with four all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes with Hunter Hayes; Bob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark; Sara Evans and Martina McBride; and Little Big Town. The episodes, which will begin airing Saturday on Public Television, collectively feature guest appearances from some of Nashville’s... »

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... »

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