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Ronnie Dunn, Brett Eldredge & Darius Rucker Tape CMA Songwriters ‘Front and Center’ Shows for PBS

Ronnie Dunn, Brett Eldredge & Darius Rucker Tape CMA Songwriters ‘Front and Center’ Shows for PBS

New episodes of the CMA Songwriters Series on Monday night at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Twenty-time CMA Award winner and Country Music icon Ronnie Dunn, reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge,...Read full article... »

Jo Walker-Meador Addresses CMA Staff

Jo Walker-Meador Addresses CMA Staff

Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Executive Director Jo Walker-Meador took time to address CMA staff at their Nashville office Friday morning. The iconic Country Music crusader, who served as Executive Director...Read full article... »

Frankie Ballard helps CMA Foundation, Chevy open Detroit Notes for Notes

Frankie Ballard helps CMA Foundation, Chevy open Detroit Notes for Notes

Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday in Detroit with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet and Warner Music Nashville to officially open a new Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional...Read full article... »

CMA Music Education Ambassador Keith Urban Meets Music Students at ‘Today Show’

CMA Music Education Ambassador Keith Urban Meets Music Students at ‘Today Show’

Keith who performed this past Friday before a jam-packed Rockefeller Plaza crowd for the Today Show Summer Concert Series, took time both before and after the show, to meet Education Through Music students from the...Read full article... »

Tandy Rice (1938-2015)

Tandy Rice (1938-2015)

Tandy Rice, the talent manager, booking agent and colorful character who represented Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner and guided the improbably career of late comedian Jerry Clower, died Monday of a brain hemorrhage, according to...Read full article... »

Billy Sherrill (1936–2015)

Billy Sherrill (1936–2015)

Billy Sherrill, groundbreaking and legendary producer, songwriter and musician, a 2010 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and pioneer of the “countrypolitan” sound, died at home today following a short illness. He was...Read full article... »

Lynn Anderson (1947 – 2015)

Lynn Anderson (1947 – 2015)

Lynn Anderson, the sweet-voiced child of songwriters and had a long string of hits in the 1970s and ‘80s, has died. She was 67. Anderson won a number of awards and was one of the...Read full article... »

New CMA Member: Carissa Leigh

New CMA Member: Carissa Leigh

CMA Welcomes one of its newest members, Carissa Leigh, who stopped in to CMA’s Nashville offices while promoting her newest single, “Pack That Bag,” which she cowrote with star J.T. Hodges. She’s also put together an all-star team, including...Read full article... »

PHOTOS: Stars, CMA Connect with UK Fans at C2C

PHOTOS: Stars, CMA Connect with UK Fans at C2C

Country fans in the U.K. were treated this past week to over-the-top Country performances with hit artists and songwriters at C2C, Country To Country. Heralded as the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. — C2C is presented by AEG Europe and...Read full article... »

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... »

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