CMA ANNOUNCES THE LIST OF 30 CMA AWARD-WINNING ACTS IN “FOREVER COUNTRY,” CMA’S HISTORIC MUSIC VIDEO PROJECT LEADING UP TO “THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

“Forever Country” Single Premieres on Radio and Digital Partners Worldwide Today; Video to Premiere Tuesday, Sept. 20 with Sneak Peek on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” NASHVILLE – After 10 days of speculation, the star-studded list of 30 former CMA Award winners in the “Forever Country” music video has been announced. “The artists who stepped up to participate in this…






CMA ANNOUNCES “FOREVER COUNTRY” SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO IN HONOR OF “THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

Historic Single is a Reimagining of Country Classics by Three Former Entertainer of the Year Winners; Video Features 30 CMA Award-Winning Acts NASHVILLE – In celebration of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” CMA has created the biggest music video in Country Music history. Titled “Forever Country,” the single and accompanying music video features 30 CMA Award-winning acts. This single was…






CMA ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Kevin Coffey as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Courtney Ledford as Senior Manager of Market Research; Chris Harrington as Manager of Event Ticketing; Angela Roland as Awards and Industry Relations Assistant; and Kathy Gillihan as Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Ledford joins CMA on the heels of five years in San Francisco…






CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO REIGN SUPREME AS ECONOMIC GENERATOR FOR CITY

2016 Event Brought in Nearly $60 Million in Visitor Spending NASHVILLE—The 2016 CMA Music Festival generated strong economic activity for Nashville, remaining the city’s largest annual tourism event, according to research released today by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. The 2016 event, which took place June 9 to 12, generated $59.5 million in direct visitor spending, in line with…






COUNTRY MUSIC’S HOTTEST STARS TO PLAY HGTV LODGE DURING 2016 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

A star-studded lineup at the 2016 CMA Music Festival will be the hottest ticket in town when HGTV returns with its 3,500 sq. ft. HGTV Lodge. From Thursday, June 9—Sunday, June 12 in Nashville, HGTV Lodge will offer Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, including live musical performances by popular artists Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, and Cole…






Ballot Schedule for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Announced; CMA Now Accepting Submissions for the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards

NASHVILLE – CMA balloting season is here! The Country Music Association is now accepting online submissions for the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at Broadcast.CMAawards.com. “Voting for the recipients of our CMA Awards is often cited as the most significant benefit of being a member of CMA, but it is…






CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES HONORS “THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” DURING SPECIAL TIN PAN SOUTH KICK-OFF SHOW

The CMA Songwriters Series returned to Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Tuesday with a special showcase honoring “The 50th Annual CMA Awards.” CMA Song of the Year winners Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon were joined by Country Music Hall of Famer and CMA Award nominee Bobby Bare and special guest CMA Award nominee Barry Dean onstage for this commemorative show…






CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SUNDAY LINEUP FOR THE NIGHTLY CONCERTS AT NISSAN STADIUM

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival’s stadium lights will shine on Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban when they perform Sunday, June 12 as part of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium. They join previously announced Country Music stars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Rascal…






CMA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2016 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Kacey Musgraves Receives International Artist Achievement Award in London; Reba Sends Congratulatory Messages to Winners in Canada and the UK NASHVILLE – Following the success of CMA’s involvement in the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. – C2C, Country to County – the Country Music Association announced today the 2016 recipients of the organization’s International Awards. “Advancing Country Music…






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CMA PRESENTS TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS AT SEVENTH ANNUAL CMA SONGWRITERS LUNCHEON

Nashville’s top tunesmiths were recognized today as CMA Triple Play Awards were presented at the Seventh Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Seventeen songwriters received the Award, which is presented to those who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “Songwriters keep Music City playing and I’m honored to return as host for this important event celebrating this significant milestone in…