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SARAH DARLING TURNS BOOT DESIGNER

SARAH DARLING TURNS BOOT DESIGNER

Sarah Darling, a longtime brand ambassador for Durango, has expanded her relationship with the company by designing a collection of Western fashion boots for its “Crush” line of footwear. “Sarah has been such an incredible...Read full article... »

RALPH STANLEY HONORED BY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

RALPH STANLEY HONORED BY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Ralph Stanley has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780 to recognize the foremost “thinkers and doers” in the United States, the Academy includes George Washington, Benjamin...Read full article... »

CRAIG MORGAN NAMED SPIRIT OF BLUE FOUNDATION SPOKESMAN

CRAIG MORGAN NAMED SPIRIT OF BLUE FOUNDATION SPOKESMAN

Craig Morgan has been named its national celebrity spokesperson for The Spirit of Blue Foundation. In that capacity, Craig Morgan will appear in a new public service announcement, perform and speak at select events across...Read full article... »

VIDEO: DOLLY PARTON AT GLASTONBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL

VIDEO: DOLLY PARTON AT GLASTONBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Shortly before taking to the Pyramid Stage at England’s historic Glastonbury Music Festival in England, CMA Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton received a special award commemorating her sales of 100 million albums...Read full article... »

NEW CMA MEMBER: STEVEN PADILLA

NEW CMA MEMBER: STEVEN PADILLA

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Demopolis, Ala.-native Steven Padilla, who stopped by April 1, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Steven credits the heavy influence of his roots – the people around him and closest...Read full article... »

HUNTER HAYES GIVES ALL FOR THE BASEBALL HALL

HUNTER HAYES GIVES ALL FOR THE BASEBALL HALL

Former CMA New Artist of the Year Hunter Hayes will join an all-star lineup of performers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Scheduled for Aug. 2 at...Read full article... »

TANDY RICE RECEIVES NEW INDUSTRY HONOR

TANDY RICE RECEIVES NEW INDUSTRY HONOR

CMA congratulates longtime music industry leader Tandy Rice, who was honored on June 12 by the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) as the first NATD Hall of Fame inductee. A CMA Board member for...Read full article... »

CMA WORLD GLOBALIVE! WELCOMES A WORLD OF COUNTRY: PHOTOS

CMA WORLD GLOBALIVE! WELCOMES A WORLD OF COUNTRY: PHOTOS

Each June, Country Music connoisseurs from all over the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival, but fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend Country Music’s largest event. International Country artists from...Read full article... »

RALPH STANLEY RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM YALE UNIVERSITY

RALPH STANLEY RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM YALE UNIVERSITY

On May 19, Yale University gave bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley the Doctor of Music degree at ceremonies in New Haven, Connecticut. The honor was presented by Yale President Peter Salovey, a bluegrass enthusiast himself who...Read full article... »

JOHN RICH LAUNCHES HIS “REDNECK RIVIERA” LIFESTYLE BRAND

JOHN RICH LAUNCHES HIS “REDNECK RIVIERA” LIFESTYLE BRAND

Appropriately, the Redneck Riviera brand debuted with a splash on Florida’s Panama City Beach. On March 18, a press conference at Spinnaker preceded a blowout party involving thousands of spring break revelers, with music provided...Read full article... »

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