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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…

NEW CMA MEMBERS: REDHEAD EXPRESS

CMA welcomes some of its newest members, Redhead Express, who stopped by Tuesday, July 8, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. After leaving their Alaska home seven years ago to pursue their dream of…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: JOHNNY ORR

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Raleigh, N.C. native Johnny Orr, who stopped by June 25, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Formed in 2007, Johnny Orr and his band have been steadily gaining…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBERS: NORTH 40

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, North 40, who stopped by April 16, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. According to their website: “Long before the humble beginnings of North 40, both Heather and…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: STEVEN PADILLA

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Demopolis, Ala.-native Steven Padilla, who stopped by April 1, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Steven credits the heavy influence of his roots – the people around him and closest…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: 12N (TWELVE NOTES)

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Italian Country duo 12N (Twelve Notes), who stopped by April 16th, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. 12N was formed in 2006, with Marta Innocenti on vocals…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: SUNDY BEST

CMA welcomes one of its newest members,Sundy Best, who stopped by Feb. 11, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s –…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: DJ HISH

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, DJ HISH, who stopped by May 5, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. A Lancaster, Pa. native, you might have seen DJ HISH spinning in downtown Nashville…Read full article…

MAYBE JUSTICE ISN’T BLIND

“A guitar saved my life. Music saved my life.” So said Mark Collie on Sunday afternoon, as he prefaced a sneak preview of his documentary film, “The Mountain.” Thirteen years ago, the veteran Country singer/songwriter…Read full article…

RAIN WAS A GOOD THING AT LP FIELD ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Portentous clouds hovered over LP field on Saturday evening, rolling in around 6 PM and threatening to interrupt the third CMA Music Festival nighttime concert. After a short delay, fans were allowed to take their…Read full article…

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…

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 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…

NEW CMA MEMBER: BORROWED BLUE

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Borrowed Blue, who stopped by May 12, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership. Kentucky-bred Country rock band, Borrowed Blue, came together in result of a common love of…Read full article…

UNITED WAY HONORS MUSTANG SALLY LEAD SINGER TOBI LEE

Tobi Lee, lead singer of the Mustang Sally Band, has received the 2014 Fundraiser of the Year Award by the United Way of Sumner County, Tennessee (UWSC). The award honors Lee’s participation in the Feb.…Read full article…

COUNTRY NEWCOMER LIZZIE SIDER NAMED “HATEBRAKER HERO”

Emerging Country artist Lizzie Sider will be honored as a HateBraker Hero at the second annual HateBraker Heroes Awards on Monday, May 19, at the Hilton Frontenac in St. Louis, Missouri. As the evening’s featured entertainer,…Read full article…