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PHOTOS: LITTLE BIG TOWN, DARIUS RUCKER ANNOUNCE CMA AWARDS NOMINEES ON GMA

PHOTOS: LITTLE BIG TOWN, DARIUS RUCKER ANNOUNCE CMA AWARDS NOMINEES ON GMA

This week, the final nominees for 48th Country Music Association Awards in several categories were announced live by Darius Rucker and the members of Little Big Town on “Good Morning America” on ABC Television Network....Read full article... »

COUNTRY GOES ICE COLD FOR ALS RESEARCH

COUNTRY GOES ICE COLD FOR ALS RESEARCH

It seems like just a few months ago that the Harlem Shake fad spurred thousands of otherwise right-thinking people, including members of the CMA staff, to stand motionless, suddenly act like loonies and then post...Read full article... »

HOME FREE HITS A HIGH NOTE

HOME FREE HITS A HIGH NOTE

  Home Free made something out of nothing, and that something was the sound of sweet songs. The winners of last year’s NBC singing competition “The Sing-Off” serenaded the audience with their a cappella covers...Read full article... »

RONNIE MILSAP:  PART 1

RONNIE MILSAP: PART 1

The Former CMA Entertainer of the Year Tells Why Analog Tape “Smells Like Solid Gold!” Several weeks before releasing his latest album, Summer Number Seventeen on Legacy Recordings, the legendary Ronnie Milsap, former CMA Entertainer...Read full article... »

SAVINGS ADVICE FROM CMA BOARD PRESIDENT FRANK BUMSTEAD

SAVINGS ADVICE FROM CMA BOARD PRESIDENT FRANK BUMSTEAD

In the Feb/March 2014 issue of CMA Close Up, new CMA Board Chairman Frank Bumstead outlined his priorities for 2014. Here, he expands on his comments and offers some insights for young Country artists as...Read full article... »

CASSADEE POPE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

CASSADEE POPE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

You’ve got to hand it to Blake Shelton: He knows how to pick winners. When he recruited Cassadee Pope for Team Blake on 2012’s “The Voice,” he found an artist with that rarest of assets:...Read full article... »

New CMA Member: Ann Marie

New CMA Member: Ann Marie

For singer/songwriter Ann Marie, the road from her family’s farm in Oxnard, Calif., involved some unforgettable milestones once she arrived in Nashville. “I’ve cleaned toilets. I’ve waited tables I’ve nannied. I’ve done everything,” she said....Read full article... »

New CMA Members: The Rankin Twins

New CMA Members: The Rankin Twins

CMA welcomes new members The Rankin Twins, who stopped by CMA’s office in Nashville on Wednesday, June 12 to sign up for membership. These powerful Texas singing sisters, Amy and April Rankin, are identical twins...Read full article... »

Lindsay Walleman (1985-2013)

Lindsay Walleman (1985-2013)

Born in Ubly, Mich., Walleman moved to Nashville after earning her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a minor in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University. With no connections but plenty of aspirations, she moved...Read full article... »

New CMA Member: Samantha Landrum

New CMA Member: Samantha Landrum

CMA welcomes its newest member, Reviver Music artist Samantha Landrum, who stopped by Thursday, April 11, 2013 to sign up for membership. Welcome, Samantha! In this Soundcloud clip, the Laurel, Miss. native sings her song, “I’ll...Read full article... »