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JOHN CARTER CASH: KEEPER OF THE FLAME

In the Feb/March 2014 issue of CMA Close Up, CMA members had a good look inside the world of John Carter Cash, only son of Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Cash and June Carter…Read full article…

THE HOUSE THAT BUILT NASHVILLE COUNTRY RADIO

A Word Game with Legendary Country DJ Gerry House OK, Gerry House didn’t really build Country radio in Nashville. But for 25 years he was a unique and beloved voice on Music City radio. His…Read full article…

CARRIE UNDERWOOD NAMED ALMAY’S NEWEST GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

Multi-Platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood is known for having one of the beautiful faces in Country Music. So it seemed like a perfect fit when makeup brand Almay named her their newest Global Brand Ambassador.…Read full article…

PART 2: BUDDY MILLER ON THE MUSIC OF “NASHVILLE,” SEASON 2

PART 2: START WITH THE SONG Guitarist/producer/singer Buddy Miller took the reins this year as Executive Music Producer for the hit TV series “Nashville.” In this second installment of his exclusive interview with CMA Close…Read full article…

PART 1: BUDDY MILLER PREVIEWS THE MUSIC OF “NASHVILLE,” SEASON 2

PART 1: A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS Guitarist/producer/singer Buddy Miller takes the reins this year as Executive Music Producer for the hit TV series “Nashville.” In an exclusive interview with CMA Close Up, the…Read full article…

Does Your Video Have What It Takes To Air On GAC?

Here’s what you need to know, directly from Sarah Trahern, GM/Senior VP, Scripps Networks Interactive/GAC, Great American Country. Should artists spend their own money to make music videos? I’m really impressed with the caliber of…Read full article…

Brantley Gilbert Has the Right Attitude for Mountain Dew

What does Brantley Gilbert have in common with rappers Joey Bada$$ and Lil Wayne, NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr., snowboard daredevil Danny Davis, and skateboarders Theotis Beasley, Cody Davis, Tulio de Oliveira, Paul Rodriguez and Carlos…Read full article…

Lew Dickey ProFile

For 17 years, New York City proved a tough nut for Country radio to crack. Despite the format’s obvious popularity as measured by concert attendance and music purchases, local radio remained closed to Country –…Read full article…

Miranda Lambert Rides the Milk Wagon

Country artists have long been a part of the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign. In her portrait, Lambert looks as though she was at home on her Oklahoma farm, although the wall was a…Read full article…

CMA Member Spotlight: Becky Harris

Most adults would be content with raising a child who grew up to achieve bona fide stardom. And Becky Harris is more than proud to watch her son Chris Young become one of the hottest…Read full article…

Bobby Bones Show visits CMA

The crew of The Bobby Bones Show visited the CMA office on Wednesday, March 27 to meet with staff members and provided lunch. A new member of CMA, The Bobby Bones Show is broadcasted locally on…Read full article…

Kos Weaver Joins BMG

Music publishing veteran Kos Weaver has joined BMG as Executive Vice President to oversee the Nashville Operations and continue to build and expand BMG’s current roster. Weaver started March 15 and reports to Laurent Hubert,…Read full article…