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On Behalf of the CMA Foundation, Kix Brooks Announces $30,000 Flood Relief Donation to Louisiana Music Programs

On Behalf of the CMA Foundation, Kix Brooks Announces $30,000 Flood Relief Donation to Louisiana Music Programs

NASHILLE – CMA Award winner Kix Brooks announced Sunday that the CMA Foundation will donate $30,000 to support music education initiatives that have been affected by recent flooding in Baton Rouge, La. The announcement came during Brooks’ set at the “Acadiana Strong” benefit concert for flood victims held in Opelousas, La. “I’m very proud of the CMA Foundation and what they’ve done for music... »

Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Chris Stapleton Lead the List of Finalists for The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Chris Stapleton Lead the List of Finalists for The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the 2016 CMA Awards Airs Live From the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 on the ABC Television Network See the full list of nominees at CMAawards50.com NASHVILLE – Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Chris Stapleton top the list of final nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” with five nominations each. This year’s finalists represent the ... »

Dierks Bentley, Cam, and Keith Urban Announce Final Nominees for The 50th Annual CMA Awards Live from the Stage of the Grand Ole Opry House Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America

Dierks Bentley, Cam, and Keith Urban Announce Final Nominees for The 50th Annual CMA Awards Live from the Stage of the Grand Ole Opry House Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 2 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE – Multiple CMA Award winners Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban will appear live from the Grand Ole Opry House along with newcomer Cam to host a celebration five decades in the making when the final nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” are announced live on... »

CMA and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Host Free Forever Country Live Concert Sunday, Sept. 25

CMA and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Host Free Forever Country Live Concert Sunday, Sept. 25

Forever Country Live Presented by Southwest Airlines Kicks Off Country Music Month (October) and Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards and the Museum Click here to learn more. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Country Music Association (CMA) and the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum will partner to host Forever Country Live presented by Southwest Airlines®, a FREE concert to celebrate the 5... »

CMA Songwriters Series Announces September Shows in Bristol, VA and New Orleans, LA

CMA Songwriters Series Announces September Shows in Bristol, VA and New Orleans, LA

Eric Paslay, Victoria Shaw, and Wrabel to Perform Special CMA Songwriters Series in Support of CMA Foundation Initiatives Sept. 6 at House of Blues in New Orleans, La.; CMA Award Winner Tracy Lawrence will be Joined by Hit Songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum Sept. 8 in Bristol, Va. NASHVILLE – Since 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has spotlighted the am... »

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe Delivers Keynote During CMA Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe Delivers Keynote During CMA Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

NASHVILLE – SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe addressed the CMA Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting in Nashville Tuesday.  Huppe addressed the ever-evolving ecosystem of the global digital music business and the need for industry-wide technology standards that enable efficient and accurate distribution of royalties. SoundExchange has distributed more than $3.5 billion i... »

CMA Presents Inaugural J. William Denny Award To Its Namesake

CMA Presents Inaugural J. William Denny Award To Its Namesake

NASHVILLE – CMA presented the inaugural J. William Denny Award to its namesake Tuesday during the quarterly meeting of the CMA Board of Directors in Nashville. “It’s been a pleasure to watch the Country Music Association grow to international prominence while keeping focused on its primary function of promoting Country Music,” said Bill Denny. “The music created by Nashville’s talented songwriters... »

Hallmark Signs Licensing Agreement with the Country Music Association

Hallmark Signs Licensing Agreement with the Country Music Association

A New Collection of 12 Hallmark Greeting Cards to Feature Music from Popular Country Music Artists NASHVILLE—Hallmark Cards, Inc. has announced a new licensing agreement with the Country Music Association (CMA) that will bring music from some of the most popular Country artists into the greeting card aisle. With this contract, Hallmark will leverage the prestigious CMA Awards brand to feature prod... »

ABC’s ‘CMA Music Festival:Country’s Night To Rock’ Gains Viewers Year to Year and Wins From 9-11 PM

ABC’s ‘CMA Music Festival:Country’s Night To Rock’ Gains Viewers Year to Year and Wins From 9-11 PM

Wednesday (8/3/16) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections:           “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”: L3 = 5.9 million/1.3 rating and L7 = 6.0 million/1.4 rating Live + Same Day Results: “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.5 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): With its 3-hour broadcast of the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” ABC took se... »

Eric Paslay Honors CMA Music Teachers of Excellence During Opry Performance

Eric Paslay Honors CMA Music Teachers of Excellence During Opry Performance

NASHVILLE – EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay welcomed three CMA Music Teachers of Excellence to the Grand Ole Opry stage during his performance Wednesday in Nashville. In honor of his new single “Angels In This Town,” Paslay is making “Angel Visits” across the country where he highlights local residents making an impact in their community. In Music City, t... »

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