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CMA Awards Nominee Announcements Set for Sept 9 in New York City

For the first time, the highly-anticipated announcement of the final nominees for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” will be carried across several ABC properties on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Delivering the news from New York City…Read full article…

Ronnie Dunn, Brett Eldredge & Darius Rucker Tape CMA Songwriters ‘Front and Center’ Shows for PBS

New episodes of the CMA Songwriters Series on Monday night at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Twenty-time CMA Award winner and Country Music icon Ronnie Dunn, reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge,…Read full article…

Jo Walker-Meador Addresses CMA Staff

Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Executive Director Jo Walker-Meador took time to address CMA staff at their Nashville office Friday morning. The iconic Country Music crusader, who served as Executive Director…Read full article…

Frankie Ballard helps CMA Foundation, Chevy open Detroit Notes for Notes

Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday in Detroit with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet and Warner Music Nashville to officially open a new Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional…Read full article…

CMA Music Education Ambassador Keith Urban Meets Music Students at ‘Today Show’

Keith who performed this past Friday before a jam-packed Rockefeller Plaza crowd for the Today Show Summer Concert Series, took time both before and after the show, to meet Education Through Music students from the…Read full article…

PHOTOS: CMA Songwriters Series at CMA Canada for TV Taping

PHOTOS: CMA Songwriters Series in Chicago

New CMA Member: Carissa Leigh

CMA Welcomes one of its newest members, Carissa Leigh, who stopped in to CMA’s Nashville offices while promoting her newest single, “Pack That Bag,” which she cowrote with star J.T. Hodges. She’s also put together an all-star team, including…Read full article…

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…

New CMA Member: Clark Manson

CMA welcomes one of its newest members Clark Manson, who stopped by CMA recently to sign up for membership. Originally from Covington, Ohio, Clark Manson was educated in music appreciation by his parents, who took him to every…Read full article…

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: CMA Songwriters Series in Nation’s Capitol at Library of Congress

For the fourth time since 2010, the popular CMA Songwriters Series returned to the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium for a special performance on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 featuring Bill Anderson, Mac Davis, Mo Pitney and Pam…Read full article…

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…

PHOTOS: CMA Songwriters Series at 2015 Tin Pan South

As part of the annual Tin Pan South songwriters festival in Nashville, CMA presented its famous CMA Songwriters Series Wednesday, March 25, 2015 during a sold out show at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville.…Read full article…

PHOTOS: Stars, CMA Connect with UK Fans at C2C

Country fans in the U.K. were treated this past week to over-the-top Country performances with hit artists and songwriters at C2C, Country To Country. Heralded as the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. — C2C is presented by AEG Europe and…Read full article…

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…

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…