CMA awarded Ben Earle of U.K. Country duo The Shires with the 2020 CMA International Country Broadcaster Award on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the CMA office in Nashville. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a radio broadcaster or syndicated radio reporter outside the United States who has made important contributions for the development of Country Music in their country. Earle has developed his broadcasting skills over the past year, making his BBC Radio 2 broadcasting debut while temporarily filling in for veteran broadcaster Bob Harris. BBC Radio 2 has a weekly audience of 14.44 million.
The CMA International Awards honor industry executives and artists who have supported and made a difference towards the growth and promotion of Country Music in the international marketplace. Nominees are recognized in five categories acknowledging their dedication and efforts in growing opportunities for Country Music in their local territories.
Winners for the four remaining 2020 CMA International Awards categories will be presented with their awards throughout the spring as CMA hosts several events in international territories.