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CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings

CMA released key findings this week from an extensive consumer research initiative: “Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape and Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, and Behaviors.” The results are being made available to CMA members during…Read full article…

CMA Songwriters Series Debuts at SXSW Music Festival

CMA Songwriters Series returned to Austin to make its South by Southwest Music Festival debut at the Paramount Theatre Saturday. 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally were joined…Read full article…

New CMA Member: Claire Petrie

One of CMA’s newest members, Claire Petrie, recently stopped by CMA’s Nashville offices to sign up for membership while promoting her single, “He Would Be King,” featuring Country star T. Graham Brown, and while promoting her new…Read full article…

New CMA Member: Jake Clayton

One of CMA’s newest members, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and artist Jake Clayton, recently stopped by CMA’s Nashville offices to sign up for membership while promoting his single, “What Not To Do.” Clayton, a Nashville touring and session…Read full article…

New CMA Member: Alexandra Demetree

One of CMA’s newest members, Alexandra Demetree, recently stopped by CMA’s Nashville offices to sign up for membership while promoting her latest single, “Outta My Head,” and while gearing up to host the TV show “Country Fix,” found on satellite…Read full article…

New CMA Member: Leslie Cours Mather

CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Leslie Cours Mather, who stopped in to CMA’s Nashville offices recently while promoting her latest single, “Hell Hath No Fury.” “It was so interesting to watch the guys react…Read full article…

CMA Announces 2015 Broadcast Awards Finalists

CMA and Kelsea Ballerini joined forces with ABC Radio to announce the 2015 CMA Broadcast Awards finalists for Radio Personality and Station of the Year today during a media tour in New York City. The…Read full article…

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…

CMA Staffers Visit Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo began in 1932, more than $400 million has been committed to the youth of Texas. Currently, more than 2,200 students are on Show scholarships, attending more than 80…Read full article…

PHOTOS: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES AT C2C LONDON

The CMA Songwriters Series traveled to the U.K. Thursday night for a show at London’s indigo at The O2 to kick off the 2016 C2C (Country 2 Country) Festival. Charles Esten, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna,…Read full article…

CMA Honors 17 Songwriters with CMA Triple Play Awards

The Country Music Association honored 17 of Country Music’s top songwriters today during the CMA Triple Play Awards, an annual event recognizing songwriters who write three No. 1 hits in a 12-month period. The festive…Read full article…

PHOTOS: 2015 SRO AWARDS

The winners were announced Monday for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards. The trophies were presented at an industry event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville hosted by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. “Our…Read full article…

PHOTOS: 2015 Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony

Finalists Announced on GMA for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards”

Eric Church and Little Big Town top the list of final nominees for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” with five nominations each. The stellar lineup of finalists includes staunch traditionalists, format icons, roots rockers and…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…