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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…

CMA NEW MEMBER: ABI ANN

CMA welcomes one of its newest members Abi Ann who stopped by CMA recently to sign up for membership. At just 17 years old, Abi is already an accomplished singer and songwriter. Originally from Midland, Texas, this…Read full article…

CMA NEW MEMBER: SASHA MCVEIGH

CMA welcomes one of its newest members Sasha McVeigh who stopped by CMA recently to sign up for membership. Sasha is not only a country singer but also a gifted songwriter. She single-handledly wrote every song on her…Read full article…

PHOTOS: Kix Brooks Receives First-ever CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Revered Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba presented the first CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award to acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks at a prestigious…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: TYLER BARHAM

CMA welcomes new member Tyler Barham who stopped by CMA recently to sign up for membership. The 24-year-old Montana native says he is “thrilled to be featured in Close Up” and looks forward to a great 2015. He…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: MATT FARRIS

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Matt Farris, who recently stopped by CMA to sign up for membership. Growing up in Arizona, Matt has always had a passion for entertainment and Country Music. He’s currently touring…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: MACY MARTIN

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Macy Martin, who recently stopped by CMA to sign up for membership. This Texas native has already started off 2015 with her second single to radio, “Back to Reality.” With the…Read full article…

NEW CMA MEMBER: ADAM SEARAN

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Adam Searan, who stopped by the Nashville offices to sign up for membership. Adam recently secured the Grand Prize win in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song…Read full article…

Thomas Rhett Helps Nashville Children’s Theatre Kick Off New Production

Country Music fans, artists and area schoolchildren got to see charity in action Wednesday morning when the Country Music Association announced the LP Field lineup for the 2015 CMA Music Festival as the Nashville Children’s…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…

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: 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…

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…