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Joey Feek (1975-2016)

Joey Feek (1975-2016)

Joey Martin Feek, the Joey + Rory singer whose uplifting life story and dauntless courage in her struggle with cancer became an inspiration for thousands, passed away today, March 4, at the age of 40....Read full article... »

CMA EDU Educating the Future of the Country Music Industry

CMA EDU Educating the Future of the Country Music Industry

  More than two dozen students from 22 colleges and universities around the nation are receiving a unique and intensive music education this week with the help of the CMA EDU Executive Summit, a two-day...Read full article... »

Jim Ed Brown (1934 – 2015)

Jim Ed Brown (1934 – 2015)

Jim Ed Brown, who helped reshape the future of Country Music with his sisters in family trio The Browns and was a beloved figure in Nashville for decades, passed away Thursday night. Mr. Brown, who...Read full article... »

Country Music Leads the Way as Tech Takes Over the Industry

Country Music Leads the Way as Tech Takes Over the Industry

The average Country Music fan is a lot more tech savvy than the genre baiters would have you believe. Speakers at the CMA Country Meet-up on Wednesday during Music Biz 2015 shed light on the...Read full article... »

CMA-Sponsored Project Music Startups Debut Pitches

CMA-Sponsored Project Music Startups Debut Pitches

An app that gives you personally tailored sound system quality on your phone. A fully licensed – and monetized – way to remix songs. High-tech karaoke. And video bombing – the next photo bombing? These...Read full article... »

PHOTOS: Newest members of Country Music Hall of Fame lift their voices at Artist Luncheon

PHOTOS: Newest members of Country Music Hall of Fame lift their voices at Artist Luncheon

The room was full of singers, so it seemed only fitting that the conversation should start with harmony when The Oak Ridge Boys (Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban) and The Browns...Read full article... »

Thomas Rhett Helps Nashville Children’s Theatre Kick Off New Production

Thomas Rhett Helps Nashville Children’s Theatre Kick Off New Production

Country Music fans, artists and area schoolchildren got to see charity in action Wednesday morning when the Country Music Association announced the LP Field lineup for the 2015 CMA Music Festival as the Nashville Children’s...Read full article... »