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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... »

CMA Music Festival Celebrates International Artists at CMA World GlobaLive!

CMA Music Festival Celebrates International Artists at CMA World GlobaLive!

NASHVILLE – International artists and fans descended on the outdoor Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville Monday night for CMA World GlobaLive!, a showcase of Country stars from around the globe, to unofficially kick off the 2016 CMA Music Festival. The show got underway with the presentation of the Jo Walker-Meador International Award to the family of late CMA Board member ... »

Country Music’s Hottest Stars to Play HGTV Lodge During 2016 CMA Music Festival

Country Music’s Hottest Stars to Play HGTV Lodge During 2016 CMA Music Festival

NEW YORK – A star-studded lineup at the 2016 CMA Music Festival will be the hottest ticket in town when HGTV returns with its 3,500 sq. ft. HGTV Lodge. From Thursday, June 9—Sunday, June 12 in Nashville, HGTV Lodge will offer Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, including live musical performances by popular artists Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell, ... »

Street Closures Announced for 2016 CMA Music Festival

Street Closures Announced for 2016 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Downtown Nashville will experience changes in traffic flow to accommodate the events and activities of the 2016 CMA Music Festival. The annual event will take place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, but several road closures will take effect this week. All times listed are Central. Closures beginning Friday, June 3: 7:00 AM – The northbound lane cutout of First Avenue will be closed ... »

Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett Announced as Hosts of "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Aug. 3 on ABC

Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett Announced as Hosts of "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Aug. 3 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Two of Country Music’s hottest male vocalists will team up to host the summer’s hottest television music event 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 will host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s most storied Festival to a national television a... »

Two New Stages Added to CMA Music Festival: AT&T Skyview Stage and Budweiser Acoustic Stage at Ascend Amphitheater

Two New Stages Added to CMA Music Festival: AT&T Skyview Stage and Budweiser Acoustic Stage at Ascend Amphitheater

NASHVILLE – As Nashville grows, so does CMA Music Festival. Since moving to downtown Nashville in 2001, the Festival has grown with the city – embracing opportunities to present new exciting venues for thousands of fans who travel from around the globe for the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™. “Music is the foundation of CMA Music Festival, and we are always exploring new venues and settings... »

Eric Paslay Visits Washington, D.C. on Behalf of CMA Foundation for NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-In

Eric Paslay Visits Washington, D.C. on Behalf of CMA Foundation for NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-In

NASHVILLE — EMI Nashville Recording artist Eric Paslay traveled to Washington, D.C. this week on behalf of the CMA Foundation to participate in the NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-in. During the trip, Paslay met with legislators including Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Jim Cooper, Senator Bob Corker, and Congressman Chuck Fleischman to relay his own experiences with music education ... »

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... »

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