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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... »

Country Music Association Expands Presence on Music Row

Country Music Association Expands Presence on Music Row

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced plans today to relocate corporate offices to Music Row in 2016. “This is a very exciting opportunity for CMA on several levels,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Operating Officer. “This move allows us to consolidate our day-to-day staff and TV production team under one roof while still providing a state-of-the-art event space for the industry... »

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

NASHVILLE – Chart-topping singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet — the Official Ride of Country Music, and Warner Music Nashville to officially open the Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth (S.A.Y.) Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional funds to the CMA Foundation’s commitment to the building of the reco... »

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

Project Music Accelerator Applications Open September 1 Project Music launches website, ProjectMusic.co NASHVILLE – On the heels of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) establishing year-round support for music-minded entrepreneurs, the Country Music Association (CMA) signs on for a second year as the title sponsor for the Project Music Accelerator. CMA is pairing its industry strength with the ... »

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... »

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