Industry News

CMA ANNOUNCES TWO NEW STAFF HIRES

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has announced the addition of two new hires. Michael Farris joins CMA as Senior Manager of Consumer Research, and Pamela Hothorn joins CMA as Creative Content Project Manager of Creative Services. Farris comes to CMA from The Aspire Group
CMA HONORS 15 TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS RECIPIENTS DURING INDUSTRY LUNCHEON

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association presented its ninth annual Triple Play Awards Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 20, during a private industry luncheon at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, awarding songwriters who have penned three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country
CMA ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has today announced its new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2018. Sally Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Artist Relations for Opry Entertainment and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry, completes her term as
Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Passes

Legendary singer/songwriter Mel Tillis passed away at the age of 85 Sunday, Nov. 19 in Ocala, Fla. “As a humorist, singer, songwriter, and performer, Mel set a high standard for all entertainers,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “His presence in movies and TV