We Are
Country Music's
Premier Trade Association
We heighten the awareness of Country Music and support its on-going growth, both domestically and internationally.
Our Commitment
CMA is committed to creating lasting change by nurturing an inclusive and equitable culture. By fostering these practices in all areas of our business, we will ensure the future of our industry. We celebrate the dedication of our staff, our membership and the industry in moving Country Music forward and are committed to offering education and resources to help ensure an equitable pipeline of opportunity that continues for years to come.
Whether you’re an industry veteran, just getting started, or a student pursuing your dream career, there is a place for you at CMA.
Our Events


The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.


The Country Music Association is home to Country Music’s Biggest Night™ – The CMA Awards.


CMA Country Christmas rings in the holiday season with a night full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances.

For us, it’s not just about raising the next generation of musicians, but leveraging the impact that music has on students.
Our Impact
We are built by the Country Music community. With a membership of 6,000+ dedicated music professionals, CMA invests in our members and supports the industry with growth opportunities, honoring excellence in the genre, philanthropy, and providing multiple platforms for music discovery.
Members in 16 countries who are part of a community who inspires, connects, educates and grows Country Music around the world
Country Music fans reached globally each year across all our digital platforms
invested through the CMA Foundation with a goal of giving every student access to music education
industry awards and honors given each year to celebrate the incredible contributes made by all levels of our industry