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Quicken Loans to Sponsor Final George Strait Tour

Quicken Loans to Sponsor Final George Strait Tour

George Strait Brand: Quicken Loans   Partnership Details Country legend George Strait and Quicken Loans are teaming up in 2014 for Strait’s final tour, “The Cowboy Rides Away.” Quicken Loans President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jay Farner said, “It is an absolute honor to sponsor George Strait’s final tour. George means so much to Country Music fans everywhere, and we cant... »

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

The CMA Board of Directors has named music and television industry veteran Sarah Trahern as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014.  She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager. “The CMA Board Search Committee, chaired by Board Secretary/Treasurer and Warner Music Nashville Presiden... »

Mary J. Blige, Lady Antebellum, and Peanuts Characters Join CMA Country Christmas Dec. 2 on ABC

Mary J. Blige, Lady Antebellum, and Peanuts Characters Join CMA Country Christmas Dec. 2 on ABC

Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, the Special Tapes Friday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Audience Encouraged to Bring an Unwrapped Toy to the Taping to Make the Holidays Brighter for a Homeless Child NASHVILLE – The music and traditions of the holidays are center stage for “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special hosted by Jennifer Nettles airing Monday, Dec. 2 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC T... »

Kenny Rogers Presented with The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Kenny Rogers Presented with The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Country Music Hall of Fame member and musical icon Kenny Rogers was honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented Wednesday during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards.” “Kenny is a legend and a musical innovator who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Country Music around the world,” said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. ... »

Journalist Deborah Evans Price Receives 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award

Journalist Deborah Evans Price Receives 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Freelance journalist and author Deborah Evans Price was presented the 2013 CMA Media Achievement Award in the backstage media center during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday night. “I’m so honored to win the CMA Media Achievement Award this year, especially when I think of all the wonderful journalists who precede me like Chet Flippo, my beloved former bureau chief at ... »

CMA Presents CMA Close Up Awards of Merit

CMA Presents CMA Close Up Awards of Merit

NASHVILLE – For the first time ever, the Country Music Association presented its coveted CMA Close Up Award of Merit to winners in two divisions, Journalism and Photography. The 2013 recipients are student journalist Kelly Dean and student photographer Caitlin Harris, both selected for demonstrating the most creativity, dedication, and promise in covering the CMA Music Festival on assignment from ... »

CMA Awards Ratings Surge to Four Year High

CMA Awards Ratings Surge to Four Year High

ABC Dominates Wednesday with “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” Posting its First Win on the Opening Wednesday of Any Sweep in Six Years “CMA Awards” Surges by Double Digits in Viewers and Young Adults, Drawing its Biggest Audience in Four Years and Second Largest in Eight Years Wednesday’s Most Social TV Show, CMA Awards Earns 1.67 Million Tweets ABC Wednesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 16.6 million and... »

Winners Announced for The 47th Annual CMA Awards

Winners Announced for The 47th Annual CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – At “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton made history as the first married couple to win top honors as CMA’s Female and Male Vocalists of the Year four years in a row; with George Strait securing victory in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, which he last won in 1990. “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” was hosted for the sixth consecutive year... »

Presenters Announced for 2013 CMA Awards

Presenters Announced for 2013 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – CMA Awards nominee Lee Brice, actress Connie Britton (star of ABC’s “Nashville”), CMA Awards nominee Kelly Clarkson, Country Music singer Sheryl Crow, CMA Awards nominee Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards nominee Eli Young Band, actor Charles Esten (star of ABC’s “Nashville”), actress and singer Lucy Hale (star of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars”), CMA Awards nominee Kip Moore, Country Music... »

Taylor Swift to Receive CMA Pinnacle Award at 2013 CMA Awards

Taylor Swift to Receive CMA Pinnacle Award at 2013 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – CMA will present the Pinnacle Award to Nashville’s own global sensation Taylor Swift during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” airing live Wednesday (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The Award recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in Country Music. The artist has also att... »

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