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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…

CARRIE UNDERWOOD HIT INSPIRES FOX MINI-SERIES

Watch out for “Two Black Cadillacs,” an upcoming six-hour mini-series to be produced by Fox based on the Platinum Carrie Underwood hit of the same name. Now in development, the series focuses on the relationship…Read full article…

NATIONAL GUARDSMAN JOINS JOSH THOMPSON ONSTAGE

This weekend, Evan Masters, a soldier in the Minnesota Army National Guard, had the opportunity of a lifetime, sharing the stage with his favorite Country artist, Josh Thompson. Masters won a contest held in April…Read full article…

JAKE OWEN THROWS DOWN AT BMI

After announcing across his social sites just days before, Country star Jake Owen threw a capacity crowd to Nashville’s BMI Building on Monday, Aug. 18, for a free concert and “beach party.” Highlights of the…Read full article…

THREE COUNTRY STARS’ TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH PETS

For any traveling family, it can be a challenge to find accommodations that work for humans as well as their pets. That’s true as well for Country Music artists – so much so that one…Read full article…

PT. 1: FILMMAKER PILOTS ‘OUTLAWS’ SHOW FOR CMT

In months to come, CMT will unveil the initial work of its new News & Docs division. Created to explore Country Music history, it has recruited some of the film industry’s top producers and directors…Read full article…

RALPH STANLEY RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM YALE UNIVERSITY

On May 19, Yale University gave bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley the Doctor of Music degree at ceremonies in New Haven, Connecticut. The honor was presented by Yale President Peter Salovey, a bluegrass enthusiast himself who…Read full article…

BIG SMO ON THE SMALL SCREEN

On Wednesday, June 11, 10:30 PM/ET, A&E Network will premiere “Big Smo,” an original real-life series focusing on Country rapper Big Smo. Surrounded by an extended entourage that includes his mother, childhood buddies, long-time girlfriend…Read full article…

CHRIS LISLE SETS THE STAGE FOR MIRANDA LAMBERT

Chris Lisle of Chris Lisle Lighting Design has done concert staging and production for acts that range from One Republic and Robert Plant to Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Chris Young. He has also staged…Read full article…

WHY WARM UP? BECAUSE RENEE GRANT-WILLIAMS SAYS SO

Many singers, in Country Music and other genres, grew up thinking that all they had to do before starting their show is make sure their clothes are on and their teeth are brushed. Those who…Read full article…

Kenny Chesney Launches “Big Revival Radio” on SiriusXM

SiriusXM will launch “Big Revival Radio,” a limited-run channel featuring the music of eight-time CMA Award winner Kenny Chesney. “Big Revival Radio” will feature music spanning Chesney’s career through his new album The Big Revival,…Read full article…

EPIC WAYLON JENNINGS AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 5

On Oct. 5, Guernsey’s auction house will host an unprecedented auction of more than 2,000 items owned by the late Country superstar Waylon Jennings. Inducted into CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, Jennings…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…