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Steve Buchanan Presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

Steve Buchanan Presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

NASHVILLE – Steve Buchanan, the President of Opry Entertainment and Executive Producer of “Nashville,” was presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence today during quarterly meetings of the CMA Board of Directors in Nashville. The Irving Waugh Award of Excellence is awarded to an individual who is the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened ... »

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their tireless volunteer services to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, and current President and incoming 2017 Chairman Sally Williams, General Manager of the Ryman Auditorium, were presented the crystal gavel and globe respectively. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sar... »

Songwriter and Producer Shane McAnally Presented with CMA Chairman’s Award

Songwriter and Producer Shane McAnally Presented with CMA Chairman’s Award

NASHVILLE – The musical producer behind “Forever Country,” CMA Board member Shane McAnally, was presented the CMA Chairman’s Award Monday night during a dinner for CMA Board members at the Association’s new corporate offices on Music Row. “I’m honored to present the Chairman’s Award and it is without compare that we recognize Shane McAnally,” said John Esposito, CMA Chairman of the Board and Presi... »

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

NASHVILLE – Joe Galante, Chairman of the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, was honored Monday night with the CMA Foundation Chairman’s Memento during a dinner for the CMA Board of Directors at the new CMA corporate offices on Music Row. “Joe is a passionate advocate for the advancement of quality music education and CMA’s support of sustainable music education programs across the country,” said S... »

The 50th Annual CMA Awards Triggers Significant Increase in Country Music Album and Song Sales

The 50th Annual CMA Awards Triggers Significant Increase in Country Music Album and Song Sales

Streaming Services Report Post-Show Lift for Country Music Compared to Pre-CMA Awards Daily Streaming Averages NASHVILLE – Not only did Country fans tune in to watch Country Music’s Biggest Night™ on Nov. 2, but numbers indicate they were listening and engaged too. Last week’s national television broadcast of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” saw a 37 percent gain in overall post show Country album sal... »

CMA Songwriters Series Wraps CMA Awards Week with Five Hit Tunesmiths at CMA Theater

CMA Songwriters Series Wraps CMA Awards Week with Five Hit Tunesmiths at CMA Theater

NASHVILLE – Top songwriters Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman, Don Schlitz, and Brad and Brett Warren shared the stories behind their hit songs to cap off festivities surrounding “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Thursday during a special performance at the CMA Theater. The CMA Songwriters Series is in its 12th season, kicking off the first show of this year at indigo at The O2 in London during the C2C Fest... »

Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Joins CMA Country Christmas

Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Joins CMA Country Christmas

NASHVILLE – Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn will lend her voice to “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The iconic Country Music star released her new holiday album, White Christmas Blue, on Oct. 7. The album debuts “White Christmas Blue,” a future yuletide classic newly penned by Lynn and Grammy Award winner S... »

Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak of Rolling Stone Country Honored with 2016 CMA Media Achievement Award

Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak of Rolling Stone Country Honored with 2016 CMA Media Achievement Award

Cassadee Pope and Tucker Beathard present Trophies at “Rolling Stone Live Nashville” NASHVILLE – The 2016 CMA Media Achievement Award was presented to Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak of Rolling Stone Country by Country artists Cassadee Pope and Tucker Beathard backstage at “Rolling Stone Live Nashville,” an industry-packed event held Tuesday. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized wi... »

Relive the Greatest Moments of The 50th Annual CMA Awards On Demand

Relive the Greatest Moments of The 50th Annual CMA Awards On Demand

NASHVILLE – The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, but “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” was a homerun with more performances with more artists than any other CMA Awards in history. And fans can still relive the greatest moments on demand. ABC is making several full performances from Wednesday’s milestone anniversary broadcast available now on ABC.com and the ABC app. The full show, which captures Coun... »

2016 CMA Broadcast Award Winners Honored at The 50th Annual CMA Awards

2016 CMA Broadcast Award Winners Honored at The 50th Annual CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – Winners of the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards were honored at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Dan + Shay presented the Awards to the Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year winners in front of a packed house leading into the broadcast of Country Music’s Biggest Night™. In October, five-time CMA Ente... »

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