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CHRIS STAPLETON: LIVE@CMA

Mercury Nashville artist Chris Stapleton stopped by CMA for a Live@CMA performance, where he performed acoustic versions of some of his biggest songwriting hits, as well two new songs of his own, including “What Are…Read full article…

MISSISSIPPI HONORS JEFF BATES

Recently, the State of Mississippi’s House of Representatives passed a resolution commending Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Bates for his contributions and success in Country Music, for having confronted and overcome adversity, and for his dedication to…Read full article…

GRANGER SMITH WALKS THE 100-MILE LINE

Granger Smith is lacing up once again for the fourth annual Boot Walk, May 4-8, 2014. The Country Music artist and proud patriot will begin the 100-mile trek in Austin, Texas, and will spend five…Read full article…

“URBAN COWBOY” MICKEY GILLEY RETURNS TO ACTION

Country Music veteran Mickey Gilley has resumed live performance after a five-year hiatus that stemmed from a disabling accident. In 2009, while helping a friend move, Gilley became paralyzed from the neck down when a…Read full article…

PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS AT TIN PAN SOUTH

Bill Anderson, Jim Beavers, and Bobby Pinson were the guest songwriters Thursday, March 27, at a special CMA showcase as part of Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Held at the Listening Room Café…Read full article…

DAVID NAIL: LIVE@CMA

MCA Nashville artist David Nail stopped by CMA for a Live@CMA performance, where he performed acoustic, stripped-down versions of his latest single, “Whatever She’s Got,” which has reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts…Read full article…

BIG D & BUBBA WELCOME CMA CLOSE UP CONTRIBUTOR DEBORAH EVANS PRICE

Frequent CMA Close Up contributor Deborah Evans Price was a guest of the nationally syndicated “Big D & Bubba Show” on Monday, March 3. Price was in the studio in support of her recent book,…Read full article…

COREY SMITH STANDS UP FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

CMA has advocated for and supported music education in public schools through its Keep the Music Playing program. But the heart of this initiative is the many artists and teachers who share CMA’s commitment. As…Read full article…

VIDEO: CMA’S KTMP CONTINUES STUDENT SUPPORT THROUGH MUSIC

Since launching its Keep the Music Playing program in 2006, CMA has donated more than $7.5 million to music education in the Metro Nashville Public Schools. The figures are impressive, but each year CMA puts…Read full article…

MEGAN MOREAUX: NEW CMA MEMBER

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Country artist Megan Moreaux, who stopped by the CMA’s Nashville office in January to sign up as a member. A California native, Moreaux moved to Nashville from Los…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: MARY SARAH

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Mary Sarah, who stopped by April 14, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. At just 18 years old, Mary Sarah is making herself known among Country Music…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: KENNY FOSTER

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Kenny Foster, who stopped by March 19, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Kenny has been gaining momentum locally and nationally as an emerging Country artist. He…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: CARRIE CUNNINGHAM

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Carrie Cunningham, who stopped by April 1, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. A Nebraska native, Cunningham grew up as a fan of all genres of music.…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: BRANDON CHASE

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Brandon Chase, who stopped by March 25, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. At the young age of 20, Chase has already accomplished many things for his…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: TY BATES

While growing up in Georgia, Ty Bates’ love of Country music was formed by Country icons such as Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, and Garth Brooks. He started his music career by playing shows in Myrtle…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: McKENZIES MILL

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, McKenzies Mill, who stopped by Mar. 18, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. The McKenzies Mill duo consists of brothers, Ryan and Justin, who describe their sound…Read full article…

PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES IN LONDON

The CMA Songwriters Series traveled London on Friday, March 14 to kick off the two-day Country to Country extravaganza at the famous O2 arena. CMA Songwriters Series, Bob DiPiero performed alongside Martina McBride, a four-time…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: SHANNON SELIG

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Shannon Selig, who stopped by Jan. 30, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Hailing from both Maine and Nova Scotia, Selig relocated to Nashville in 2012 where…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: ROSS COOPER

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Ross Cooper, who stopped by Mar. 11, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Cooper is a rising singer/songwriter with a soulful, Americana-influenced sound. While originally a Texas…Read full article…