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Bonnie Brown Ring 1938-2016

Bonnie Brown Ring 1938-2016

One of country music’s beloved voices was silenced July 16 when Bonnie Brown Ring, 77, the youngest member of family trio The Browns, passed away in a Little Rock, Ark. hospital as a result of...Read full article... »

CMA GlobaLive! Artists talk Nashville, Country Music

CMA GlobaLive! Artists talk Nashville, Country Music

International artists and fans descended on the outdoor Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville Monday night for CMA World GlobaLive!, a showcase of Country stars from around the globe, to kick off...Read full article... »

CMA Music Teacher of Excellence Award Program Celebrates Music Educators in Nashville

CMA Music Teacher of Excellence Award Program Celebrates Music Educators in Nashville

For the first time in the nation, 50 music teachers from one district are being recognized for their dedication to their students, commitment to teaching, and their undeniable role in enriching the community and their...Read full article... »

CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings

CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings

CMA released key findings this week from an extensive consumer research initiative: “Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape and Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, and Behaviors.” The results are being made available to CMA members during...Read full article... »

CMA Staffers Visit Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

CMA Staffers Visit Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo began in 1932, more than $400 million has been committed to the youth of Texas. Currently, more than 2,200 students are on Show scholarships, attending more than 80...Read full article... »

Early Fan Fair Performers Remember Event Origins

Early Fan Fair Performers Remember Event Origins

Watch as Bill Anderson, Jo Walker-Meador, and more remember the beginning of Fan Fair. A history of the event can be found in the Spring 2016 issue of CMA Close Up. »

Merle Haggard (1937 – 2016)

Merle Haggard (1937 – 2016)

Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard, born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, Calif., passed away Wednesday, April 6. He was 79. In an era when journalists and fans often saw Country artists through...Read full article... »

PHOTOS: CMA announces 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

PHOTOS: CMA announces 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

CMA announced today that Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis are the newest inductees of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. Daniels will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Travis will...Read full article... »

CMA Songwriters Series Debuts at SXSW Music Festival

CMA Songwriters Series Debuts at SXSW Music Festival

CMA Songwriters Series returned to Austin to make its South by Southwest Music Festival debut at the Paramount Theatre Saturday. 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally were joined...Read full article... »

PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES AT C2C LONDON

PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES AT C2C LONDON

The CMA Songwriters Series traveled to the U.K. Thursday night for a show at London’s indigo at The O2 to kick off the 2016 C2C (Country 2 Country) Festival. Charles Esten, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna,...Read full article... »

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