CMA Partners with ZinePak to Release Deluxe CD Package to Celebrate The 50th Annual CMA Awards Scott Frans October 17, 2016 NASHVILLE – The CMA Awards is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a limited-edition, commemorative fan package. The package, created by New York-based entertainment agency ZinePak, pairs an 80-page magazine and 20-song CD with trading cards featuring the 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year nominees. The ZinePak includes fun facts, photos, and artist interviews and insights that bring “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” to life. Limited copies of the package will available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com beginning Friday, Oct. 21. The sale price is $11.88, while supplies last. “The ZinePak is great representation of the songs and artists that are nominated for the 50th Anniversary CMA Awards and a great way for fans to learn more about their favorite nominees. Having this product available exclusively in Walmart nationwide is another avenue to support our industry and to interact and connect with the fans,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” ZinePak is the only place CMA’s history-making song, “Forever Country,” is available for physical purchase on CD. In honor of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” the song features 30 CMA Award-winning acts performing a medley of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” Denver, Nelson, and Parton are all former CMA Entertainers of the Year. A collectible set of five trading cards featuring New Artist of the Year nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, and Cole Swindell, is also exclusively included in each package. The compilation album in the ZinePak package includes hits from hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and a curated group of CMA Awards nominees, including Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban, among others. The full tracklisting for the release is: Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever 2. Without a Fight (feat. Demi Lovato) – Brad Paisley 3. Church Bells – Carrie Underwood 4. 21 Summer – Brothers Osborne 5. Burning House – Cam 6. Fire Away – Chris Stapleton 7. Think of You (Duet with Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young 8. You Should Be Here – Cole Swindell 9. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay 10. Somewhere On A Beach – Dierks Bentley 11. Dime Store Cowgirl – Kacey Musgraves 12. Wasted Time – Keith Urban 13. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini 14. Pain Killer – Little Big Town 15. Sierra – Maddie & Tae 16. My Church – Maren Morris 17. Break Up with Him – Old Dominion 18. I Like the Sound of That – Rascal Flatts 19. Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett 20. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” ZinePak is currently available for presale at Walmart.com. It will be available in the music department in Walmart stores nationwide beginning Friday, Oct. 21 for only $11.88. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Paul Miller is the Director. The CMA Awards will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. For more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and to sign up for CMA emails and exclusives, visit CMAawards50.com. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network TV. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is an entertainment company dedicated to elevating fan experiences with collectible memorabilia and merchandise. In the past six years, millions of fans have purchased more than 2 million ZinePak products in 20 countries for superstar artists including Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, and dozens more.