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LEAH TURNER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

LEAH TURNER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Leah Turner was raised in California’s Morongo Valley, the daughter of a rodeo champion. She was just 3 when she began sitting at her grandmother’s piano, trying to make real chords. When she was 5,...Read full article... »

AMERICAN YOUNG: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

AMERICAN YOUNG: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Individually, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson can claim songwriting credits for Lee Brice, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more hitmakers. Stone performed as a solo act and produced as well. Osmunson was the...Read full article... »

JIMMY C. NEWMAN (1927–2014)

JIMMY C. NEWMAN (1927–2014)

Cajun music became a presence on the American music landscape largely because of Jimmy C. Newman. Born in High Point, Louisiana, he grew up on a musical diet of the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob...Read full article... »

DON LIGHT (1937–2014)

DON LIGHT (1937–2014)

Former CMA Board member Don Light wore many hats during his many years of prominence in Nashville. The Tennessee native began his professional career as a radio DJ. In 1961, the Grand Ole Opry house...Read full article... »

TRAVIS MOON MOBILIZES COUNTRY RADIO FOR ST. JUDE

TRAVIS MOON MOBILIZES COUNTRY RADIO FOR ST. JUDE

Few charitable initiatives are as successful as the fundraising radiothons that benefit Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. Since the program began in 1989, nearly 200 radio stations have participated and raised $500 million in...Read full article... »

DIERKS BENTLEY KICK-STARTS “BIKER BATTLEGROUND PHOENIX”

DIERKS BENTLEY KICK-STARTS “BIKER BATTLEGROUND PHOENIX”

The History Channel has partnered with CMA Awards winner Dierks Bentley to record the theme song for “Biker Battleground Phoenix.” Spotlighting the world of custom motorcycle builders, the series premieres July 1 at 10PM/EST. A...Read full article... »

STARDOM STRIKES A CMA VOLUNTEER WITH THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

STARDOM STRIKES A CMA VOLUNTEER WITH THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

After hours of great music, the Chevrolet Riverfront Kick-Off Concert was beginning to wind down on Wednesday afternoon. With gentle breezes, warm sunshine and boaters basking on the Cumberland River, it was a perfect moment...Read full article... »

NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born in Columbia, Tennessee, Natalie Stovall began playing violin professionally at age 10. Just two years later, she played onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Since 2006, she has fronted Natalie Stovall and The Drive,...Read full article... »

LOUDILLA JOHNSON (1938-2014)

LOUDILLA JOHNSON (1938-2014)

CMA owes much to the Johnson sisters, Kay, Loretta and Loudilla, whose pioneering work not only helped set the stage for CMA Music Festival but made the artist/fan relationship a fundamental part of the Country...Read full article... »

RONNIE DUNN, PART 2: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

RONNIE DUNN, PART 2: CELEBRATING PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC

Though much is happening in Dunn’s career at the moment, we figured we’d begin our conversation by looking briefly back to his earlier years, beginning with his arrival in Nashville, where he found a place...Read full article... »

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