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PHOTOS: 2015 CMA Triple Play Awards

Today the Country Music Association awarded Nashville’s top songwriters with the CMA Triple Play Awards — which are awarded annually to songwriters who write three No. 1 hits in a 12-month period. The gala event was at…Read full article…

PHOTOS: CMA Welcomes CRS 2015 Attendees

CMA helped kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar with a welcome reception Wednesday night, Feb. 25, at at the Nashville Convention Center. The event brought out CRS attendees as well as some of Country’s brightest stars,…Read full article…

New CMA Member: Michaela Anne

  CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Michaela Anne, who stopped by the Nashville offices Dec. 17, 2014 to sign up for membership. Having grown up a self-described military kid Michaela now calls Brooklyn, N.Y. home and…Read full article…

New CMA Member: Aaron Watson

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Aaron Watson, who stopped by the Nashville offices Jan. 14, 2015 to sign up for membership. Watson is celebrating the release of his album The Underdog, featuring his single, “That…Read full article…

Scott Borchetta to Receive 2015 Presidential Award from the Music Business Association

Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement during the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14 at…Read full article…

Photos: 2014 CMA Member Christmas Party

CMA celebrated yet another successful year with a year-end holiday party for the CMA members. The party not only served as an important year-end networking event, but it also wrapped up a successful 2014 CMA-led campaign to…Read full article…

MORE PHOTOS: 2014 SRO Awards

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PHOTOS: CMA Presents SRO Awards to Touring Industry

CMA announced the 2014 SRO Award winners Monday, Dec. 8 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville to honor those in the touring industry. Industry veteran Kix Brooks was host, and presented trophies to the winners. “Our members in…Read full article…

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…

NEW CMA MEMBER: JORDYN STODDARD

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, 16-year-old Jordyn Stoddard, of Jacksonville, Fla., who is no newcomer to songwriting and performing. Known for her signature turquoise guitar, Stoddard already has years of songwriting experience, and stopped…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: JOHN KING

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Georgia native and Black River Entertainment artist John King, who stopped by recently at CMA’s office in Nashville to sign up for membership. King, who credits his parents…Read full article…

Vince Gill Spearheads Celebration of Rural America

Eighteen-time CMA Award winner Vince Gill has joined the America’s Best Communities (ABC) partnership to revitalize small towns and cities across America. The Country Music Hall of Fame member introduced the initiative on Jan. 15…Read full article…

Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton knows better than anyone how challenging, complex and exhilarating it can be to capture the best of CMA Music Festival and trim it down to three hours of killer television. The results…Read full article…

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES BLOWS INTO THE WINDY CITY

On Wednesday night, July 30, five songwriters brought their guitars to Joe’s Bar in Chicago to play their old songs, new songs and songs that are so recent they haven’t even been titled yet. Such…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: CODY BRYAN

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Austin, Texas’ Cody Bryan, who is now touring in Texas as the Cody Bryan Band and is promoting his single, “Wreck Me.” Bryan talks about his love of…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: SAMMY ARRIAGA

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Sammy Arriaga, who stopped by June 18, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. A Miami, Fla. native, Arriaga moved to Nashville in 2011, and has since been touring…Read full article…

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…

AWARD OF MERIT PHOTO TEAM TO CAPTURE CMA FEST

The Country Music Association has selected five students for the Photography division of the 2014 CMA Close Up Award of Merit team. Candidates for the Award of Merit were chosen based on submission of their photography…Read full article…

AWARD OF MERIT JOURNALISTS TO COVER CMA FEST

The Country Music Association has selected five students to be recipients for the Journalism division of the 2014 CMA Close Up Award of Merit. Candidates for the Award of Merit were chosen based on submission of…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: LAYCE WHITWORTH

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Heartland Records recording artist Layce Whitworth, who stopped by May 12, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Born and raised a rodeo cowboy from Idaho, Layce Whitworth has always…Read full article…