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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... »

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

NASHVILLE — The Country Music Association made the move this weekend to its new Music Row headquarters at 35 Music Square East (35 MSE). Staff members pitched in during the process, diligently packing and relocating to the new office.  CMA had occupied its former building at One Music Circle South since 1991, when there were only 15 full time staff members, one annual television program, and Fan F... »

Cam and Industry Executives Give Students Valuable Insight During CMA EDU Executive Summit

Cam and Industry Executives Give Students Valuable Insight During CMA EDU Executive Summit

NASHVILLE — More than 60 college students representing 21 CMA EDU chapters from across the country gathered in Nashville Monday and Tuesday for the third CMA EDU Executive Summit. Country star Cam, CMA Board member Virginia Davis, and Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson were among the featured speakers.  During her panel Tuesday, Cam was joined by staff from Sony Music Nashville and Creativ... »

Music Choice and CMA Continue Partnership Through 2016

Music Choice and CMA Continue Partnership Through 2016

CMA Content to Appear on Music Choice Video On Demand and Music Channels Including An Exclusive Fan Made Version of Cam’s Music Video “Mayday” NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association continues its strategic promotional partnership with Music Choice, the No. 1 Free Video On Demand Provider in the U.S., for 2016. The partnership kicks off today with CMA Music Festival content appea... »

Bonnie Brown Ring 1938-2016

Bonnie Brown Ring 1938-2016

One of country music’s beloved voices was silenced July 16 when Bonnie Brown Ring, 77, the youngest member of family trio The Browns, passed away in a Little Rock, Ark. hospital as a result of complications from cancer. She had first revealed that she was battling stage four adenocarcinoma lung cancer in September, 2015, just a month before she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame alon... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Kevin Coffey as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Courtney Ledford as Senior Manager of Market Research; Chris Harrington as Manager of Event Ticketing; Angela Roland as Awards and Industry Relations Assistant; and Kathy Gillihan as Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Ledford joins CMA on the heels of five years i... »

Performers Announced For CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock Airing Wednesday, August 3 on ABC

Performers Announced For CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock Airing Wednesday, August 3 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Country Music’s hottest stars will take over primetime with the biggest concert event on television this summer when the ABC Television Network airs “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Wednesday, Aug. 3 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s most storied Festival to a national television audie... »

Country Stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham Join CMA Foundation Representatives to Advocate for Music Education in Washington, DC

Country Stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham Join CMA Foundation Representatives to Advocate for Music Education in Washington, DC

NASHVILLE — Country stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham participated in various events across Washington, D.C. Wednesday ahead of their involvement with the National Association for Music Education’s annual Hill Day advocating for music education on behalf of the CMA Foundation. Their first stop was The National Press Club, where Bush and Worsham entertained the crowd of journalists and fans w... »

2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

NASHVILLE – The 2016 CMA Music Festival sold out months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 88,500 fans. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather, the addition of two new, free stages at Ascend Amphitheater, and record crowds at Fan Fair X at the Music City Ce... »

CMA Releases Research on International Country Music Consumer Habits During CMA Music Festival

CMA Releases Research on International Country Music Consumer Habits During CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – With attendees from every state and 25 foreign countries, CMA Music Festival provided a unique platform to release findings from a recent research study on International Country Music Consumer Habits Saturday, June 11 in Nashville. The presentation was given by CMA Senior Director of Market Research Karen Stump. Chairman of the CMA International Committee Rob Potts welcomed the audienc... »

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