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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... »

CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

Urban Donates Guitars to Student Musicians in CMA Foundation Partner Programs NASHVILLE – CMA and the CMA Foundation unveiled its new “Music Education Matters” campaign today during CMA Music Festival and announced that superstar Keith Urban will be the first national ambassador for the program, which provides musical instruments and teaching support to programs serving inner-city yout... »

Little Big Town Returns to Host CMA Music Festival Television Special on ABC

Little Big Town Returns to Host CMA Music Festival Television Special on ABC

REIGNING CMA VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR LITTLE BIG TOWN RETURN TO HOST SUMMER’S HOTTEST CONCERT EVENT: “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” AIRING TUESDAY, AUG. 4 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK Little Big Town Makes the Announcement at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for CMA Music Festival at the AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X NASHVILLE – Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will retu... »

CMA World GlobaLive! Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9

CMA World GlobaLive! Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9

UPDATE: This post was updated 6/8/15 at 10:48pm with updated performance times. NASHVILLE – Thunderstorms, high wind, and lightening forced CMA to reschedule the CMA World GlobaLive! concert from Monday to Tuesday, June 9 (1:00-6:30 PM/CT). “We take the decision to reschedule events during the Festival very seriously, because we don’t like disappointing our fans,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Exe... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Carolyn Szczurek as Senior Manager of Market Research; Mary Overend as Digital Marketing Manager, Krista Dial as Manager of Media Relations; and Alina Thompson as Marketing Coordinator.Prior to joining CMA, Szczurek grew her passion for research at Synovate (now Ipsos), where she worked on a variety of ad hoc and tracking pr... »

Street Closures Announced for 2015 CMA Music Festival

Street Closures Announced for 2015 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Downtown Nashville will experience changes in traffic flow to accommodate the events and activities of the 2015 CMA Music Festival. The annual event will take place Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, but several road closures will take effect the week before. All times listed are Central. Closures beginning Monday, June 8: 6:00 AM – Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun to Broa... »

Nashville Mayoral Candidates Address Music Industry Members

Nashville Mayoral Candidates Address Music Industry Members

Candidates and industry organization leaders gather backstage at the CMA Theater Thursday following the first joint Nashville Mayoral Forum. The Forum was a collaborative project organized and presented by CMA, Leadership Music®, the Music City Music Council, and The Recording Academy® Nashville Chapter as a benefit for their Nashville-based members. Approximately 300 industry members attended to ... »

HGTV Returns to CMA Music Festival with Star-Studded Lineup Set to Play at the Network’s Lodge Venue

NEW YORK [For Immediate Release—May 28, 2015] HGTV’s celebrity lineup at the 2015 CMA Music Festival will be the hottest ticket in Nashville when the network returns with its newly expanded Lodge venue—fresh from its mega debut at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. From Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, the HGTV Lodge offers Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, includ... »

CMA Presents Two International Trophies

CMA Presents Two International Trophies

Country Broadcaster Award Presented to Ricky Ross by CMA Board Leaders in Nashville CMA Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award Presented to Bob Shennan By Hunter Hayes in London NASHVILLE – Two CMA International Awards recipients were recently presented their trophies in Nashville and London. The 2014 recipient of the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award, Ricky Ross, received his... »

Carrie Underwood Kicks Off Summer at CMA Music Festival

Carrie Underwood Kicks Off Summer at CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – On the day after the unofficial start of summer, Carrie Underwood tapped her social networks to announce that she will be performing at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts. Her performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival will mark the 10th anniversary of her first performance in 2005 following her victorious run on “American Idol” that same year. “We know our... »

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