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CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

Record $2.68 Million to be Awarded to 29 Programs NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016 with 29 charitable groups receiving a record $2.68 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contributions since 2006 to more than $13.68 million for this impor... »

CMA Announces 2015 SRO Awards Winners

CMA Announces 2015 SRO Awards Winners

Trophies Presented at CMA’s Touring Industry Celebration in Nashville NASHVILLE – The winners were announced Monday for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards. The trophies were presented at an industry event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville hosted by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. “Our touring industry members are on the frontline, every day taking our music directly to the fan... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

VOTING FOR CMA’S 2015 SRO AWARDS ENDS FRIDAY, NOV. 13

VOTING FOR CMA’S 2015 SRO AWARDS ENDS FRIDAY, NOV. 13

NASHVILLE – Voting to determine the winners in 15 categories for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards ends Friday, Nov. 13 (6:00 PM/CT). CMA members in the following categories are eligible to vote: Advertising/Public Relations/Media, Affiliated, Artist, Entertainment Services, Marketing/Digital, Musician, Personal Manager, Record Label, Talent Agent, Talent Buyer/Promoter, Tourin... »

CMA Hosts International Reception Ahead of CMA Awards

CMA Hosts International Reception Ahead of CMA Awards

CMA Global Artist Award Renamed Jeff Walker Global Artist Award to Honor Late CMA Board Member NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association hosted more than 90 international media and music executives at the CMA International Reception in Nashville Wednesday ahead of “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.” The Awards ceremony was simultaneously broadcast around the globe on CMC Australia and ... »

Tennessean Reporter Cindy Watts Receives 2015 CMA Media Achievement Award

Tennessean Reporter Cindy Watts Receives 2015 CMA Media Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Country Star Chris Young presented respected journalist Cindy Watts with the 2015 CMA Media Achievement Award on the Red Carpet Wednesday night prior to the start of “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.”  “I grew up watching the CMAs in Sevierville and remember laying on my stomach on the floor waiting to see who would win,” said Watts. “I never imagined one day I’d win an award from the... »

CMA Presents Industry Honors During Pre-Televised Festivities Leading Up To CMA Awards

CMA Presents Industry Honors During Pre-Televised Festivities Leading Up To CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association presented several industry honors Wednesday night during pre-televised festivities leading up to the national broadcast of “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.” The honors were presented by Warner Music Nashville Country artist Jana Kramer before the sold-out audience at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award The Willie Nelson... »

Charles Kelley Helps CMA Foundation Announce Research Funding For National Association For Music Education

Charles Kelley Helps CMA Foundation Announce Research Funding For National Association For Music Education

CMA Foundation Expands Grant Focus from Purchasing Instruments to Supporting Music Education Initiatives for Deserving Children Nationwide Charles Kelley Announces CMA Foundation Charitable Giving in 2016 to Exceed $2.6 Million NASHVILLE – A trumpet on a school shelf sits silent without a teacher showing a student how to play. Early in the creation of the CMA Foundation the focus was on purchasing... »

Efforts to Expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Receive Significant Support from CMA

Efforts to Expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Receive Significant Support from CMA

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum Announces $3 Million Donation NASHVILLE – The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is receiving significant philanthropic support through a $3 million gift from the Country Music Association (CMA), Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, event host Kix Brooks, and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum announced today. “Country Music is a forma... »

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