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Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

NASHVILLE – During today’s CMA Board of Directors meetings (Nov. 20-21), the organization’s Chairman Troy Tomlinson surprised CMA Board President Ed Hardy by presenting him with the CMA Chairman’s Award, which is given at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Tomlinson praised the leadership and hours of dedication that Hardy has devoted to the Association since taking over as the Board lia... »

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Presented with CMA Founding President’s Award

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Presented with CMA Founding President’s Award

NASHVILLE – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s many contributions to the music industry in Music City were recognized during the CMA Board of Directors meetings in Nashville today when Dean was presented the CMA Founding President’s Award by CMA Board President Ed Hardy. “Mayor Dean has been a constant and ardent supporter of CMA and the music industry,” said Hardy. “Music is a powerful tool and under hi... »

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

The CMA Board of Directors has named music and television industry veteran Sarah Trahern as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014.  She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager. “The CMA Board Search Committee, chaired by Board Secretary/Treasurer and Warner Music Nashville Presiden... »

Journalist Deborah Evans Price Receives 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award

Journalist Deborah Evans Price Receives 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Freelance journalist and author Deborah Evans Price was presented the 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award in the backstage media center during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday night. “I’m so honored to win the CMA Media Achievement Award this year, especially when I think of all the wonderful journalists who precede me like Chet Flippo, my beloved former bureau chief at ... »

CMA Presents CMA Close Up Awards of Merit

CMA Presents CMA Close Up Awards of Merit

NASHVILLE – For the first time ever, the Country Music Association presented its coveted CMA Close Up Award of Merit to winners in two divisions, Journalism and Photography. The 2013 recipients are student journalist Kelly Dean and student photographer Caitlin Harris, both selected for demonstrating the most creativity, dedication, and promise in covering the CMA Music Festival on assignment from ... »

Taylor Swift to Receive CMA Pinnacle Award at 2013 CMA Awards

Taylor Swift to Receive CMA Pinnacle Award at 2013 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – CMA will present the Pinnacle Award to Nashville’s own global sensation Taylor Swift during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” airing live Wednesday (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The Award recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in Country Music. The artist has also att... »

2013 SRO Awards Winners Announced

2013 SRO Awards Winners Announced

NASHVILLE – The winners of CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards, were presented by superstar artist and radio personality Kix Brooks last night during “The 43rd Annual IEBA Conference” in conjunction with the presentation of the IEBA Awards and Hall of Fame Induction in Nashville. “The individuals honored help to make the touring industry vital to our business... »

Reba and The Band Perry Congratulate 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners

Reba and The Band Perry Congratulate 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners

NASHVILLE – Six-time CMA Awards winner Reba McEntire and CMA Awards nominees The Band Perry surprised radio stations and personalities around the country today with news of their 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards wins. The Band Perry kicked off the morning by calling the Radio Station and Major, Large, Medium, and Small Market Broadcast Personality of the Year winners, with Reba delivering the good news t... »

CMA Members: Vote for CMA Awards Final Ballot

CMA Members: Vote for CMA Awards Final Ballot

The Final Ballot for the 2013 CMA Awards is now live! CMA Members can vote now through Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM Central for the 47th Annual CMA Awards winners. »

International Members: Remember to Vote in First Ballot by Thursday, Oct. 10

International Members: Remember to Vote in First Ballot by Thursday, Oct. 10

Voting for the CMA International Awards is underway! All international CMA Members are eligible to vote. The first ballot closes Thursday, Oct. 10. Check you email for voting login, credentials and updates on the release of the final ballot. Contact membership@cmaworld.com for questions. »

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