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CMA Broadcast Award Winners Reflect on Their Lives in Radio

CMA Broadcast Award Winners Reflect on Their Lives in Radio

Why would anyone dream of hosting a Country Music show on the radio? That sounded like a good question when writer and sometime radio broadcaster Chuck Dauphin posed it to four slightly sleep-deprived gents who...Read full article... »

CMA Board Member Milly Olykan Spotlights C2C

CMA Board Member Milly Olykan Spotlights C2C

As Festival and Events Director at The O2, London’s most spectacular entertainment venue, Milly Olykan is in the thick of preparations for C2C: Country to Country. Since its debut at the O2 in 2013, this...Read full article... »

CMA BOARD PRESIDENT JOHN ESPOSITO PT. 1: LOOKING BACK

CMA BOARD PRESIDENT JOHN ESPOSITO PT. 1: LOOKING BACK

As John Esposito assumes his responsibilities as new President of the CMA Board of Directors, he can draw on a perspective that comes from experiences that date back to before he ever got into the...Read full article... »

PART 2: GUTHRIE TRAPP PULLS THE VEIL FROM NASHVILLE SESSIONS

PART 2: GUTHRIE TRAPP PULLS THE VEIL FROM NASHVILLE SESSIONS

In the first part of our conversation with Guthrie Trapp for CMACloseUp.com, the guitarist spoke candidly about what it takes to break into Nashville’s most exclusive club – top-call session musicians. Here, he draws from...Read full article... »

Guitar Ace Guthrie Trapp Opens Up on Nashville Sessions

Guitar Ace Guthrie Trapp Opens Up on Nashville Sessions

Computers and layering have become the norm in pop music recording pretty much everywhere except in Nashville. Traditions die hard here, especially those that honor the song and celebrate the magic of musicians playing together...Read full article... »

Pt 2: Frank Liddell Captures Lee Ann Womack’s Magic

Pt 2: Frank Liddell Captures Lee Ann Womack’s Magic

Though producer extraordinaire Frank Liddell and Country chanteuse Lee Ann Womack have enjoyed their lives together as husband and wife for some 15 years, it was only in 2014 that they combined their talents professionally...Read full article... »

PT. 1: FILMMAKER PILOTS ‘OUTLAWS’ SHOW FOR CMT

PT. 1: FILMMAKER PILOTS ‘OUTLAWS’ SHOW FOR CMT

In months to come, CMT will unveil the initial work of its new News & Docs division. Created to explore Country Music history, it has recruited some of the film industry’s top producers and directors...Read full article... »

CHRIS LISLE SETS THE STAGE FOR MIRANDA LAMBERT

CHRIS LISLE SETS THE STAGE FOR MIRANDA LAMBERT

Chris Lisle of Chris Lisle Lighting Design has done concert staging and production for acts that range from One Republic and Robert Plant to Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Chris Young. He has also staged...Read full article... »

THE HOUSE THAT BUILT NASHVILLE COUNTRY RADIO

THE HOUSE THAT BUILT NASHVILLE COUNTRY RADIO

A Word Game with Legendary Country DJ Gerry House OK, Gerry House didn’t really build Country radio in Nashville. But for 25 years he was a unique and beloved voice on Music City radio. His...Read full article... »

JOHN CARTER CASH: KEEPER OF THE FLAME

JOHN CARTER CASH: KEEPER OF THE FLAME

In the Feb/March 2014 issue of CMA Close Up, CMA members had a good look inside the world of John Carter Cash, only son of Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Cash and June Carter...Read full article... »

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