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Hall of Fame Inductees Celebrate at 11th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon

Hall of Fame Inductees Celebrate at 11th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon

Newly announced Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Ronnie Milsap and Mac Wiseman gather with artists during the 11th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. »

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at Fifth Annual Songwriters Luncheon

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at Fifth Annual Songwriters Luncheon

NASHVILLE – Good things come in threes as evidenced by the CMA Triple Play Awards handed out at today’s Fifth Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Fifteen of Nashville’s top tunesmiths received the Award, which is presented to songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “I am thrilled to be able to host this event once again,” said Troy Tomlinson, former CMA Chairman of th... »

The CMA Foundation Donates $1 Million to Metro Nashville Public Schools Through CMA’s Keep The Music Playing Music Education Program

The CMA Foundation Donates $1 Million to Metro Nashville Public Schools Through CMA’s Keep The Music Playing Music Education Program

Donation Brings CMA’s Total Financial Support of Music Education in Metro Schools to More Than $7.5 Million; Total for the Keep the Music Playing Program Tops $8.9 Million Including a Recent $18,000 Grant to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center  NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation donated $1 million to benefit music education programs for Nashville public school students from 2013 CMA Music Festival th... »

Country Music in the 2014 Grammy Spotlight

Country Music in the 2014 Grammy Spotlight

This year the Grammys are shining the spotlight even brighter than usual on Country Music. Solo performers this year include Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, while fans will be treated to a collaboration between Blake Shelton, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and CMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Willie Nelson. Keith Urban will join John Mayer for a Grammy salute to the Beat... »

CMA to Present Research on Country Radio’s Path to the Future at 2014 CRS

CMA to Present Research on Country Radio’s Path to the Future at 2014 CRS

Veteran Media Strategist Mark Ramsey to Present During Session NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association is partnering with Country Radio Seminar to present a session on radio’s path to the future. The session, entitled “Building a Strong Brand No Matter What Technology Does,” will be presented by veteran media strategist Mark Ramsey of Mark Ramsey Media and Karen Stump, CMA’s Senior Director of M... »

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2014. Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President Ed Hardy assumes that post. President Elect, Frank Bumstead, Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCart... »

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 ... »

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