The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair ®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. The legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that host tens of thousands of fans from all over the world. CMA Fest features multiple stages with hundreds of artists performing – all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the United States through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for an ABC Television Network special that airs each summer. The festival has been filmed for television for more than 15 consecutive years, a feat no other music festival has achieved.
The Country Music Association is home to Country Music’s Biggest Night™ – The CMA Awards. Nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958, became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967 and is the longest running annual music awards program on network television. The event airs each November on ABC Television Network.
CMA Country Christmas rings in the holiday season with a night full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville, Tennessee and airs each holiday season on ABC Television Network.
The CMA Songwriters Series showcases the best of Country Music’s songwriters. Each night of the series features successful songwriters who sit on stage to take turns telling the stories behind their hit songs and performing them in the raw as originally written – like a traditional Nashville songwriter’s round.
As an international touring series, Introducing Nashville brings with it a rare, stripped-back show to fans. Designed with the same format as a traditional Nashville writers round, Nashville’s current artists take turns introducing their songs and sharing the stories behind the tracks, as well as their personal lives and careers. Experience a true cross section of what is coming out of Music City right now. Shows are seated, intimate and followed by an opportunity to meet the artists. Curated and presented by the Country Music Association.
The artists fans love. The events fans want to go to. The access they can’t get anywhere else.
With CMA’s famed events, nationally televised specials, and unique experiences, Country Music fans connect with their favorite artists in a way unlike any other genre of music. Let CMA connect your brand to Country Music’s biggest fans and events.