Press Release

CONNIE BRADLEY RECEIVES CMA’S IRVING WAUGH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Iconic industry leader Connie Bradley was surprised with the Country Music Association’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence Tuesday, August 14 at CMA’s office. Presented by Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville recording artist Kenny Chesney and Sony/ATV Music Publishing President and Chief Executive Officer and CMA board member Troy Tomlinson, the award
CMA HIRES TYLER TORTI AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE CONTENT

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has announced the addition of Tyler Torti, who joins as Senior Director of Creative Content. Torti comes from The Coca-Cola Company where he was Creative Lead of Digital Innovation. Torti’s previous work included evangelizing and implementing new retail and marketing technology for
15TH ANNUAL “CMA FEST” GENERATES ABC’S TOP SUMMERTIME NON-SPORTS TV NUMBERS AND EARNS NETWORK WIN IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE NIGHT

NASHVILLE—“CMA Fest,” the three-hour primetime television special featuring the hottest acts in Country Music performing from Nashville, returned to television last night, Wednesday, Aug. 8. “A staple of network summertime television” (USA Today) and “the most important stage in country music (outside of awards shows)”