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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, 2014. Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President Ed Hardy assumes that post. President Elect, Frank Bumstead, Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCart... »

Rolling Stone to Launch Country Music Website

Rolling Stone to Launch Country Music Website

Brand: Rolling Stone Magazine   Partnership Details Rolling Stone Magazine is planning to introduce ‘Rolling Stone Country,’ a new website dedicated to Country Music, in the second quarter of 2014. Fueling Rolling Stone’s Nashville initiatives is Country Music’s most recent upswing. With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now calling themselves Country fans, according ... »

Ratings Grow for CMA Country Christmas

Ratings Grow for CMA Country Christmas

“CMA Country Christmas” will re-air on ABC on Dec. 14 and Dec. 22. Watch the full show online now at ABC.com.   ABC Grows by Double-Digits from the Same Monday Last Year In Both Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 18-49 (+33%)  ABC’s Rebroadcast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Improves on its Year-Ago December Telecast by 1.3 Million Viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49 ABC’s “CMA Countr... »

Danielle Bradbery to become the new face of Skechers

Danielle Bradbery to become the new face of Skechers

Artist: Danielle Bradbury Brand: Bobs by Skechers   Partnership Details Fresh off of her win on NBC’s “The Voice,” Danielle Bradbery has inked a deal to endorse Bob’s by Skechers. She’ll be a part of the 2014 spring TV and print campaign for the charity footwear line that just passed the six-million-pair donation mark for helping kids in need. “Danielle [Br... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Jay Jones as Director of Media Relations; Tiffany Kerns as Community Outreach Manager; and Carrie Tekautz joins the Membership and Balloting department as Assistant. Jones joins CMA from Jay Jones Music, a public relations and marketing company he owned and operated for nine years. There his clients included The Beach Boys, ... »

Keith Urban Calendar to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Keith Urban Calendar to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Artist: Keith Urban Brand: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital   Partnership Details Keith Urban and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have once again teamed up to produce a 2014 calendar featuring images taken by fans during his “Light the Fuse” tour. Proceeds from the sale of the annual calendar benefit St. Jude Children’s Reseach Hospital in Memphis, TN. ... »

Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

Ed Hardy Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

NASHVILLE – During today’s CMA Board of Directors meetings (Nov. 20-21), the organization’s Chairman Troy Tomlinson surprised CMA Board President Ed Hardy by presenting him with the CMA Chairman’s Award, which is given at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Tomlinson praised the leadership and hours of dedication that Hardy has devoted to the Association since taking over as the Board lia... »

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Presented with CMA Founding President’s Award

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Presented with CMA Founding President’s Award

NASHVILLE – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s many contributions to the music industry in Music City were recognized during the CMA Board of Directors meetings in Nashville today when Dean was presented the CMA Founding President’s Award by CMA Board President Ed Hardy. “Mayor Dean has been a constant and ardent supporter of CMA and the music industry,” said Hardy. “Music is a powerful tool and under hi... »

Country Music Consumers and Retail Shopping

Country Music Consumers and Retail Shopping

CMA conducted research among CMA Insiders, a proprietary Country Music Consumer panel, to identify retail shopping habits of Country Music Consumers. CMA Members can access the full study at my.CMAworld.com. »

CMA Hires Damon Whiteside as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

CMA Hires Damon Whiteside as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Damon Whiteside has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships effective Jan. 6, 2014. “Damon is a highly-accomplished marketing and branding executive with extensive senior level marketing experience and a proven track record,” said CMA President of the Board Ed Hardy. “We are fortunate to have someone with ... »

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