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Kenny Chesney and CMA Match Funds to Aid Families Devastated by Recent Fires in East Tennessee

Kenny Chesney and CMA Match Funds to Aid Families Devastated by Recent Fires in East Tennessee

NASHVILLE – 2016 CMA Pinnacle Award winner Kenny Chesney and CMA are combining resources to aid families devastated by recent wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The wildfires were responsible for 14 deaths and more than 2,400 homes and business that were damaged or destroyed. A native of East Tennessee, Chesney has been a vocal and ardent supporter of the ongoing relief effort. “Growing up in East Ten... »

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2017. John Esposito completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President Sally Williams, Vice President and General Manager of Ryman Auditorium, assumes that post. CMA President-Elect Bill Simmons, Partner at The Fitzgerald Hartley Company, will... »

CMA Foundation Continues Visionary Commitment to Music Education in Metro Nashville Public Schools with $1 Million Grant for 2017

CMA Foundation Continues Visionary Commitment to Music Education in Metro Nashville Public Schools with $1 Million Grant for 2017

NASHVILLE – Country star Kelsea Ballerini and the CMA Foundation celebrated a long-standing commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools Tuesday, awarding a $1 million grant to support initiatives aimed at strengthening music education programs and music teacher support in classrooms across the city. This donation brings CMA’s support of music teachers and education in Nashville to $11 million sin... »

CMA Foundation Board of Directors Announced

CMA Foundation Board of Directors Announced

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors for the CMA Foundation. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2017. Joe Galante, Chairman of Galante Entertainment Organization, will serve as Chairman and Lon Helton, CEO of Country Aircheck, will serve as Vice Chairman for the 2017 CMA Foundation Board. The remaining members of the 2017 CMA Foundation Board ... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2017 Music Education Grant Recipients on Global Day of Giving

CMA Foundation Announces 2017 Music Education Grant Recipients on Global Day of Giving

Record $3.1 Million to be Awarded to 44 Programs – Click here to watch the #MannequinChallenge NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans who attend CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education, as well as grant recipients for 2017, with 44 charitable groups receiving a record $3.1 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contrib... »

Eric Paslay Visits Nashville Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Eric Paslay Visits Nashville Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – Tables were turned when music students of Dodson Elementary’s Tracy Roberts, a CMA Music Teacher of Excellence, performed for UMG Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay this afternoon as part of the students’ “Angels In This Town” project, which is also the name of Paslay’s most recent single. Following the students’ performance, a Q&A was conducted during which the students ... »

Voices Join Together To Celebrate The Season in CMA Country Christmas

Voices Join Together To Celebrate The Season in CMA Country Christmas

Holiday Special Features Superstar Collaborations and One-of-a-Kind Duets NASHVILLE – The most inspiring voices in music will join forces to celebrate “CMA Country Christmas” airing Monday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Host Jennifer Nettles shares the stage with not one but four talented women, duetting with R&B powerhouse Andra Day and Broadway legend Idina Menzel... »

Kick Off The Holidays With CMA Country Christmas Airing Nov. 28 on ABC

Kick Off The Holidays With CMA Country Christmas Airing Nov. 28 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Get the holidays started when the biggest names in music celebrate “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Hosted for the seventh year by Jennifer Nettles, the two-hour musical special features Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan, Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts, Jordan Smith, and more performing time honor... »

Voting For The 2016 CMA Touring Awards Ends Dec. 7

Voting For The 2016 CMA Touring Awards Ends Dec. 7

NASHVILLE – Voting to determine the winners in 15 categories for the CMA Touring Awards (formerly the SRO Awards) opens Tuesday, Nov. 22 and ends Wednesday, Dec. 7 (6:00 PM/CT). CMA members in the following categories are eligible to vote: Advertising/Public Relations/Media, Affiliated, Artist, Entertainment Services, Marketing/Digital, Musician, Personal Manager, Record Label, Talent Agent, Talen... »

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

NASHVILLE – The CMA Board of Directors welcomed a diverse group of guest speakers Tuesday during the quarterly Board meeting at the Westin Hotel in Nashville. Steve Boom, Amazon Vice President of Digital Music; Steve Haener, Chrevrolet Senior Manager of Media, Experiential Marketing and Brad Partnerships; and CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley each addressed the Board. Former CMA Executive Dire... »

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