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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Host The 50th Annual CMA Awards Live Wednesday, Nov. 2 on ABC

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Host The 50th Annual CMA Awards Live Wednesday, Nov. 2 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ in 2016. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The return of the popular pair was announced during Paisley’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and via Underwood’s socia... »

Chris Young Hosts Opening Ceremonies at Skyview Stage at Ascend Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 8

Chris Young Hosts Opening Ceremonies at Skyview Stage at Ascend Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 8

NASHVILLE – Country star Chris Young will kick off the 2016 CMA Music Festival Wednesday, June 8 (11:00 AM/CT) at the Festival’s new, state-of-the-art venue – Skyview Stage at Ascend Amphitheater. “We are always looking at ways to grow the Festival and enhance the experience for our fans,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “Adding this fantastic venue to our numerous free stages down... »

Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association’s Project Music Startups Gain Skills, Knowledge, Contacts, and Capital

Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association’s Project Music Startups Gain Skills, Knowledge, Contacts, and Capital

NASHVILLE – Project Music, the first technology business accelerator dedicated to the future of the fast-changing music industry, is sending off seven music tech startups and a non-profit ensemble with business-building skills, influential contacts, and impressive investments. Now in its second year, the Project Music Accelerator is a partnership between the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and ... »

CMA Reports 15 Percent of Country Music Listeners Are Top-Tier Spenders

CMA Reports 15 Percent of Country Music Listeners Are Top-Tier Spenders

Seventy-Eight Percent of High-Spending Music Consumers Listen to Country Music Daily Across Multiple Platforms NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association’s latest consumer research took a deep look at top-tier music listener purchases with data revealing that spending for this audience is at $800* or more in the past 12 months – a level which applies to nearly 15 percent of overall Country Music li... »

CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X Focuses On Fans

CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X Focuses On Fans

Autographs, Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways, and Three Stages Featuring Music and Artist Panels Highlight the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience June 9-12 at Music City Center Charles Esten, Charles Kelley, Martina McBride, and Hillary Scott are Featured Artists of the Day NASHVILLE – Fan Fair X celebrates what CMA Music Festival is most well-known for: creating unique experiences Country f... »

CMA Foundation Sponsors Disney Musicals In Schools Students Performance

CMA Foundation Sponsors Disney Musicals In Schools Students Performance

NASHVILLE — Students from six Metro Nashville Public Schools took to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center stage in Nashville Tuesday for the annual Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share, sponsored by the CMA Foundation. The students, representing Margaret Allen Middle Prep, Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary, Robert E. Lillard Elementary, Rose Park Magnet Math and Science Middle Prep, S... »

It’s Balloting Season at CMA!

It’s Balloting Season at CMA!

Ballot Schedule for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Announced; CMA Now Accepting Submissions for the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards NASHVILLE – CMA balloting season is here! The Country Music Association is now accepting online submissions for the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at Broadcast.CMAawards.com. “Voting for the recipie... »

CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings During Member Webinar

CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings During Member Webinar

Results of Study Released Weekly in May NASHVILLE – CMA, Country Music’s premier trade association, released key findings Tuesday from an extensive consumer research initiative: “Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape and Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, and Behaviors.” The results are being made available to CMA members during weekly one-hour webinars in May. The theme ... »

Country Goes Global! Interational Country Artists Perform Leading Up To 2016 CMA Music Festival

Country Goes Global! Interational Country Artists Perform Leading Up To 2016 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Each June, Country Music enthusiasts from around the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. But fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience; international Country artists also make the pilgrimage to Music City to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free, international Country Music showcase on Monday, June 6 (6:00-10:30 PM/CT... »

For the First Time, 50 Music Teachers Receive Accolades and Grants From CMA Foundation

For the First Time, 50 Music Teachers Receive Accolades and Grants From CMA Foundation

CMA Music Teacher of Excellence Award Program Celebrates Music Educators in Nashville NASHVILLE – For the first time in the nation, 50 music teachers from one district are being recognized for their dedication to their students, commitment to teaching, and their undeniable role in enriching the community and their individual schools. The inaugural CMA Music Teacher of Excellence honors were held T... »

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