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PHOTOS: Kix Brooks Receives First-ever CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

PHOTOS: Kix Brooks Receives First-ever CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Revered Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba presented the first CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award to acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks at a prestigious...Read full article... »

Opry Trust Fund Honors Joe Galante

Opry Trust Fund Honors Joe Galante

The Opry Trust Fund honored music industry veteran Joe Galante on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Grand Ole Opry House with its Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award. The Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award was created...Read full article... »

Get Ready for ‘Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical’

Get Ready for ‘Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical’

If you’re old enough to remember “Hee Haw,” or young enough to be curious about a Country Music landmark in television history, then it’s time for a little “Moonshine” That Hee Haw Musical.” Written by...Read full article... »

Bob Meador (1926 – 2015)

Bob Meador (1926 – 2015)

Bob Meador, age 88, passed away in the early hours of the morning on Feb. 3, surrounded by his wife and two children. His wife, Jo Walker-Meador, was the first Executive Director of the Country Music Association,...Read full article... »

PHOTOS: 2015 CMA Triple Play Awards

PHOTOS: 2015 CMA Triple Play Awards

Today the Country Music Association awarded Nashville’s top songwriters with the CMA Triple Play Awards — which are awarded annually to songwriters who write three No. 1 hits in a 12-month period. The gala event was at...Read full article... »

Shania Twain TV Special Airs Feb. 28

Shania Twain TV Special Airs Feb. 28

On Feb. 28 (9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT), the ABC Television Network will air an exclusive concert event, “Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas.” “Live From Vegas” captures the full “Shania: Still the One”...Read full article... »

Vince Gill Spearheads Celebration of Rural America

Vince Gill Spearheads Celebration of Rural America

Eighteen-time CMA Award winner Vince Gill has joined the America’s Best Communities (ABC) partnership to revitalize small towns and cities across America. The Country Music Hall of Fame member introduced the initiative on Jan. 15...Read full article... »

Dolly Parton Signs Development Deal with NBC

Dolly Parton Signs Development Deal with NBC

NBC has signed a development deal with Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton. In conjunction with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, NBC will develop a slate...Read full article... »

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inducts Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inducts Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame on Jan. 9, along with Firefall, Poco and Manassas. The band, which received the 1989 CMA Album of the Year Award...Read full article... »

Mickey Guyton: Debut Spotlight

Mickey Guyton: Debut Spotlight

Born in Arlington, Texas, Mickey Guyton moved around the Lone Star State as her father’s engineering job took the family to Waco, Tyler, Dallas and Fort Worth. Music was a constant in her nomadic life. She began...Read full article... »

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