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Hunter Hayes Performs During CMA Country Christmas Airing Dec. 1 On ABC

Hunter Hayes Performs During CMA Country Christmas Airing Dec. 1 On ABC

NASHVILLE – Hunter Hayes celebrates the season when he performs during “CMA Country Christmas.” The two-hour holiday special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, airs Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. For more information, visit CMAchristmas.com. »

Lucy Hale Brings Holiday Spirit To CMA Country Christmas

Lucy Hale Brings Holiday Spirit To CMA Country Christmas

NASHVILLE – Country artist and “Pretty Little Liars” actress Lucy Hale brings holiday joy to “CMA Country Christmas” when she performs her original tune “Mistletoe.” The two-hour holiday special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, airs Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. For more information, visit CMAchristmas.com. »

Catch Michael W. Smith And Carrie Underwood During CMA Country Christmas

Catch Michael W. Smith And Carrie Underwood During CMA Country Christmas

NASHVILLE – Carrie Underwood makes her “CMA Country Christmas” debut with a special duet with Michael W. Smith during this year’s holiday special. Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, “CMA Country Christmas” airs Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. For more information, visit CMAchristmas.com. »

All-New CMA Songwriters Series Tapings For Broadcast On Public Television

All-New CMA Songwriters Series Tapings For Broadcast On Public Television

“FRONT AND CENTER” AND THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE FOUR ALL-NEW CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES TAPINGS FOR BROADCAST ON PUBLIC TELEVISION Shows Feature Hunter Hayes; Little Big Town; Martina McBride and Sara Evans; and CMA Songwriters Series Host Bob DiPiero and Friends Including Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Charlie Worsham NASHVILLE – The critically-acclaimed concert series “Front a... »

CMA Recognizes CMA Foundation Board Leadership

CMA Recognizes CMA Foundation Board Leadership

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, former Chairman Kitty Moon Emery, and outgoing Chairman Joe Galante, were presented with mementos commemorating their many contributions to the Board. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern at the annual CMA Board membership meeting today in Nashville. To date, the CMA Fo... »

CMA Presents Consumer Music Discovery Research To Association Members

CMA Presents Consumer Music Discovery Research To Association Members

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association presented Music Discovery Research to CMA members today at the annual membership meeting in Nashville. Research was conducted to evaluate music discovery behaviors among music fans, including Country and other top genres. Additionally, the study sought to identify top music discovery sources and their impact on music purchasing. “An important part of our m... »

Songwriter Bob Dipiero Presented With CMA Chairman’s Award

Songwriter Bob Dipiero Presented With CMA Chairman’s Award

SONGWRITER AND LONGTIME HOST OF CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES BOB DIPIERO PRESENTED WITH CMA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD NASHVILLE – A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and longtime host of the popular CMA Songwriters Series, Bob DiPiero’s many contributions to the music industry and songwriting community were recognized today during the CMA Board of Directors meeting in Nashville when DiPiero was presen... »

Documentary Filmmakers Ken Burns And Dayton Duncan Address CMA Board Of Directors

Documentary Filmmakers Ken Burns And Dayton Duncan Address CMA Board Of Directors

NASHVILLE – Documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delivered the keynote address at the quarterly CMA Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Nashville. Burns and Duncan, Emmy winners for their work on the PBS documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” are working together on a major series on the history of Country Music, slated for release in 2018. »

Kix Brooks Named First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Kix Brooks Named First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE – Acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks was named the first recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award. The Award will be presented at an event in January, 2015. “It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giving community,” said Brooks. “It’s easy to look around and be insp... »

CMA Foundation Supports VH1 Save The Music Foundation District-Wide Celebration

CMA Foundation Supports VH1 Save The Music Foundation District-Wide Celebration

CMA FOUNDATION SUPPORTS VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION DISTRICT-WIDE CELEBRATION FEATURING HUNTER HAYES AND ROANOKE PUBLIC SCHOOL ENSEMBLES The CMA Foundation Provides $100,000 Grant to Complete VH1 Save The Music Foundation Instrument Campaign NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation and VH1 Save The Music Foundation joined musical forces and combined resources to support music education in Roanoke City Pub... »

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