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Country Music Unites to Lift Forever Country into No. 1 Debut; Single and Music Video Go Viral Around the World

Country Music Unites to Lift Forever Country into No. 1 Debut; Single and Music Video Go Viral Around the World

“Forever Country” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart: Only Third Song in Chart History to Debut in Top Spot  Debuts at No. 21 on the All-Genre Billboard Hot 100; Debuts No. 1 on Nielsen’s Country On-Demand Streaming Chart; Debuts No. 2 on Nielsen’s Digital Songs Chart and No. 1 on Country Digital Songs Chart with More Than 93,000 Sold NASHVILLE – Powered by an unprecedent... »

CMA and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Kickoff Country Music Month with Forever Country Live Presented by Southwest Airlines

CMA and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Kickoff Country Music Month with Forever Country Live Presented by Southwest Airlines

NASHVILLE – Country Music Month is in full swing as the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum joined forces Sunday to officially kickoff festivities during Forever Country Live presented by Southwest Airlines®, a FREE concert at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of both the museum’s opening and the CMA Awards. CMA ... »

Jean Shepard (1933 – 2016)

Jean Shepard (1933 – 2016)

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard passed away Sunday at the age of 82. The Grand Lady of the Grand Ole Opry was born Ollie Imogene (“Jean”) Shepard on Nov. 21, 1933 in Paul’s Valley, Okla. The family, which included 10 children, later moved to Visalia, Calif., near Bakersfield, after World War II. As a young girl, Shepard listened to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio every week and save... »

WATCH: CMA’s History-Making Forever Country Goes Global

WATCH: CMA’s History-Making Forever Country Goes Global

Audio Single and Music Video Make Worldwide Debuts with International Support; Song Tops Charts Around the Globe NASHVILLE – On the heels of its worldwide debut on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday evening, “Forever Country,” CMA’s history-making single and music video, has spread across the globe. Over the weekend the audio single skyrocketed onto digital sales charts in Australia, Can... »

CMA Unveils Historic Forever Country Music Video to Industry During Viewing Party Presented by YouTube in Nashville

CMA Unveils Historic Forever Country Music Video to Industry During Viewing Party Presented by YouTube in Nashville

NASHVILLE – It takes more than a village – it takes an industry to pull off “Forever Country,” the biggest music video and single in Country Music history. CMA celebrated with key industry stakeholders Monday night at a viewing party presented by YouTube at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville. CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern welcomed the guests and acknowledged the dedicated work of the CM... »

Forever Country Reaches Fans Around The World

Forever Country Reaches Fans Around The World

Sneak Peak of Historic Music Video Airs Tuesday, Sept. 20 on “Dancing with the Stars” All Leading Up To “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Airing Nov. 2 on ABC NASHVILLE – Reaction to the release of the “Forever Country” single has been immediate and overwhelming as fans respond to the message of life on the road, love for the fans, and the joy of “making music with my friends.” ... »

CMA Announces the List of 30 CMA Award-Winning Acts in Forever Country, CMA’s Historic Music Video Project

CMA Announces the List of 30 CMA Award-Winning Acts in Forever Country, CMA’s Historic Music Video Project

“Forever Country” Single Premieres on Radio and Digital Partners Worldwide Today; Video to Premiere Tuesday, Sept. 20 with Sneak Peek on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” NASHVILLE – After 10 days of speculation, the star-studded list of 30 former CMA Award winners in the “Forever Country” music video has been announced. “The artists who stepped up to participate in this one-of-a-kind project span al... »

CMA Presents International Achievement Awards During CCMA Gala Dinner and Awards

CMA Presents International Achievement Awards During CCMA Gala Dinner and Awards

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association presented 22-time Canadian Country Music Award winner Gord Bamford and renowned Canadian radio show host Paul McGuire with CMA International Achievement Awards Saturday during the CCMA Gala Dinner and Awards in London, Ontario. Bamford received the Jeff Walker Global Artist Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country Music artist original... »

CMA Announces Forever Country Single and Music Video In Honor of The 50th Annual CMA Awards

CMA Announces Forever Country Single and Music Video In Honor of The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Historic Single is a Reimagining of Country Classics by Three Former Entertainer of the Year Winners; Video Features 30 CMA Award-Winning Acts NASHVILLE – In celebration of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” CMA has created the biggest music video in Country Music history. Titled “Forever Country,” the single and accompanying music video features 30 CMA Award-winning acts. This single was produced by C... »

CMA Songwriters Series Debuts at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum During the Battle of Bristol

CMA Songwriters Series Debuts at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum During the Battle of Bristol

NASHVILLE – CMA Award winner Tracy Lawrence was joined by songwriters Barry Dean, Rick Huckaby, and Luke Laird Thursday during the CMA Songwriters Series debut at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Va. The show was one of several special events leading up to the historic rivalry football game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies. The CMA Songw... »

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