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CMA Songwriters Series Travels To Austin For SXSW Debut

CMA Songwriters Series Travels To Austin For SXSW Debut

2014 CMA Song of the Year Award Winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally will be Joined by Hit Songwriter Josh Osborne Musgraves and McAnally to Visit With Local Children on Behalf of the CMA Foundation NASHVILLE – The critically-acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series returns to Austin to make its official South by Southwest Festival debut at the Paramount Theatre Saturday, March 19 (8:00 PM/CT). The ... »

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at 7th Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at 7th Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon

NASHVILLE – Nashville’s top tunesmiths were recognized today as CMA Triple Play Awards were presented at the Seventh Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Seventeen songwriters received the Award, which is presented to those who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “Songwriters keep Music City playing and I’m honored to return as host for this important event celebrating this signif... »

“Front and Center’s” All New Season Features CMA Songwriters Series

“Front and Center’s” All New Season Features CMA Songwriters Series

NASHVILLE – 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards and its legacy of creating some of the biggest moments in Country Music history. At the beginning of this historic year, CMA and “Front and Center” join musical forces once again to announce season six of “Front and Center,” which kicks off this month with five all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes featuring Country Music icon Ronnie ... »

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

Appointments Take Effect Jan. 1, 2016 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2016. Frank Bumstead completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, assumes that post. CMA President-Elect Sally Williams, General Manager of Ry... »

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 ... »

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