International Awards

CMA International Awards

International Awards

Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award

The Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country Music artist signed outside of the United States. The artist must have furthered the popularity of Country Music as well as brought attention to the Country Music format in their foreign based territory.

2018 – Dean Brody, Canada

2017 – The Shires, UK

2016 – Gord Bamford, Canada

2014 – Morgan Evans, Australia

2013 – Gord Bamford, Canada

2012 – Jasmine Rae, Australia

2011 – The McClymonts, Australia

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2010 – Tommy Emmanuel, Australia

2009 – Catherine Britt, Australia

2008 – Troy Cassar-Daley, Australia

2007 – Adam Harvey, Australia

2006 – Jason McCoy, Canada

2005 – Paul Brandt, Canada

2004 – Kasey Chambers and Slim Dusty, Australia

2003 – Lee Kernaghan, Australia

International Artist Achievement Award

Formerly the International Touring Artist Award, this award recognizes outstanding achievement by a US based artist who has demonstrated the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the Country Music industry outside of the United States during the eligibility period.

2018 – Little Big Town

2017 – Carrie Underwood

2016 – Kacey Musgraves

2014 – Brad Paisley

2013 – Taylor Swift

2012 – Lady Antebellum

2011 – Brad Paisley

2009 – Taylor Swift

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2008 – Tie: Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn

2007 – Dwight Yoakam

2006 – Dixie Chicks

2005 – Keith Urban

2004 – Dolly Parton

2003 – Dixie Chicks

2002 – Bellamy Brothers

2001 – Lonestar

2000 – Reba McEntire

1999 – Shania Twain

1998 – Trisha Yearwood

1997 – The Mavericks

1996 – BR5 49

International Country Broadcaster Award

This Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a radio broadcaster outside the United States who has made important contributions for the development of Country Music in their country.  Up to three recipients may be named in any year. Each recipient must represent a different territory.

2018 – Chris Stevens, UK

2017 – Bob Harris, UK

2016 – Paul McGuire, Canada

2014 – Ricky Ross, UK

2013 – Bob Harris, UK

2012 – David Burton, Australia

2012 – Takehisa Matsuda, Japan

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2012 – Lee Williams, UK

2011 – Ken Macleod, Scotland

2011 – Felicity Urquhart, Australia

2011 – Brian D’Arcy, Northern Ireland

2010 – Sandy Harsch, Ireland

2010 – Larry Cann, Australia

2010 – Alan Watkiss, UK

2009 – Grant Goldman, Australia

2009 – Casey Clarke, Canada

2009 – Brian Clough, UK

2008 – Pio McCann, Ireland

2008 – John Bond, Australia

2008 – Joe Fish, UK

2007 – Nick Erby, Australia

2007 – Jackie-Rae Greening, Canada

2007 – Georges Lang, France

2006 – Tim Rogers, UK

2006 – Ian Holland, Australia

2006 – Helen MacPherson, Scotland

2005 – The Odd Squad, Canada

2005 – Ray Hadley, Australia

2005 – Bryan Burnett, Scotland

2004 – Trevor Campbell, UK

2004 – Nikos Garavelas, Greece

2004 – Bob Harris, UK

2003 – Pat Geary, Scotland

2003 – Johnnie Walker, UK

2003 – John Laws, Australia

2002 – Stuart Cameron, UK

2002 – David Allan, UK

2001 – Nick Barraclough, UK

2001 – Gary Beattie, Australia

2001 – Bill Black, UK

2000 – Thomas Jeier, Germany

2000 – Korneliusz Pacuda, Poland

2000 – John Nutting, Australia

2000 – Dick Barrie, Scotland

1999 – Trevor Smith, The Outback Club, Australia

1999 – Dieter Vulpus and Bernd Schroeder, Germany

1999 – Country FM, the Netherlands

1998 – Ruud Hermans and Jan de Jong, the Netherlands

1998 – Lloyd Coles, Wales

1998 – Kirsten Helm Petersen, Denmark

1997 – Walter Fuchs, Germany

1997 – Nick Erby, Australia

1997 – John Laws, Australia

Jo Walker-Meador International Award

This Award Recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual in advocating and supporting Country Music’s marketing development in territories outside the United States.  Media Executives would be eligible if their involvement reached outside of their primary role, otherwise their eligibility for the Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award would exclude them.

International Talent Buyer / Promoter of the Year Award – Category eliminated in 2008, candidates are now eligible for the Jo Walker-Meador International Award

2018 – John Marks, Spotify, USA and Milly Olykan, C2C/AEG Presents, UK

2017 – Rob Potts, Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Australia

2016 – Jeff Walker, AristoMedia, USA

2014 – Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group, USA

2013 – Jeff Walker, Aristo Media, USA

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2012 – Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Records, USA

2011 – Ralph Murphy, ASCAP, USA

2010 – John Lomax III, USA

2009 – Michael Chugg, Michael Chugg Entertainment, Australia

2008 – Mark Moffatt, USA

2007 – Heather Ostertag, FACTOR, Canada

2006 – Alan McBlane, Mcb3, UK

2005 – Greg Swain, Telstra, Australia

2004 – Jeff Green, R&R, USA

2003 – Meryl Gross, Australia

2002 – Sheila Hamilton, Canadian Country Music Association, Canada

2001 – Iain Snodgrass, Universal Music International, UK

2000 – Jeffrey Stothers, Gone Country Promotions

1999 – Sarah Brosmer & Kate Farmer, MCA Nashville & Universal International

1998 – Judy Seale, Refugee International

1997 – Barry Coburn, Ten Ten Management

1996 – Bob Saporiti, Warner/Reprise Records Nashville

1995 – CMT: Country Music Television

1994 – Trisha Walker-Cunningham, TWI

Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award

Recognizes outstanding achievements in the media, which contribute to the development of Country Music outside the United States. Radio, TV, print journalists, authors, editors, television writers, producers and PR companies who reside outside the United States are eligible to win this award. The award will be presented at CMA’s annual membership meeting, or at another appropriate place and time. The award does not have to be presented annually.

2018 – Mark Hagen, BBC Radio 2, UK

2017 – Richard Wootton, Richard Wootton Publicity, UK

2016 – Bob Harris, BBC, UK

2014 – Bob Shennan, BBC Radio 2, UK

2013 – Duncan Warwick, Country Music People, UK

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2012 – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, UK

2011 – Marie Moloney, Richard Wootton Publicity, UK

2011 – Rineke Van Beek (posthumously)

2010 – Cheryl Byrnes, Australia

2009 – Al Booth, BBC Radio 2, UK

2008 – Roger Ryan, Ireland

2007 – Alan Cackett, UK

2006 – Tim Daley, CMC, Australia

2005 – Country Gazette, The Netherlands

2004 – Terry Wogan and Paul Walters, UK

2003 – Country Music People, UK

2002 – CMT, Canada

2001 – Howard Bowles, HSB Media, UK

2000 – Gill Robert, MusicCountry, Australia/Pacific Rim

1999 – Trevor Dann, BBC Music Entertainment, UK

1998 – The Midday Show, Australia

1997 – BBC Radio 2, UK

1996 – Mark Hagen, VH-1, UK

1995 – Georges Lang, RTL, Luxembourg

1994 – Avril MacRory, BBC Television, UK

1993 – Tony Byworth, Byworth Wootton, UK

1992 – Wally Whyton, BBC Radio 2, UK

1991 – Richard Wootton, Byworth Wootton, UK

1990 – Mark Cooper, BBC TV, UK