2016 Marks 50 Years for Grammy, CMA Award-Winning Group

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country, rock and American roots music, joins Webster Public Relations for publicity representation as the band marks its 50th birthday of nonstop touring and recording vital music.“It’s an honor to work with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and celebrate their milestone…

CMA PRESENTS INDUSTRY HONORS DURING PRE-TELEVISED FESTIVITIES LEADING UP TO “THE 49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

The Country Music Association presented several industry honors Wednesday night during pre-televised festivities leading up to the national broadcast of “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.” The honors were presented by Warner Music Nashville Country artist Jana Kramer before the sold-out audience at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to…

CMA ANNOUNCES UNIQUE BLEND OF ATHLETES, CELEBRITIES, AND MUSIC SUPERSTARS AS PRESENTERS FOR “THE 49TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

Triple-Nominee Chris Stapleton with a Very Special Guest Added to the Star-Packed List of Performers NASHVILLE – Country Music’s Biggest Night™ attracts a diverse audience at home as well as the podium with actors, athletes, celebrities, and Country stars announcing winners and presenting trophies during “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airing live Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and airing on…

CMA FOUNDATION MUSIC EDUCATION MATTERS AMBASSADOR KEITH URBAN MEETS MUSIC STUDENTS DURING “TODAY SHOW” APPEARANCE FRIDAY IN NYC

Keith Urban, who performed this past Friday before a jam-packed Rockefeller Plaza crowd for the Today Show Summer Concert Series, took time both before and after the show, to meet Education Through Music (ETM) students from the Bronx. The middle-school students are the recipients of a donation of guitars (by Urban), made possible through the CMA Foundation’s Music Education Matters…

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES RETURNS TO WINDY CITY JULY 30 AT JOE’S BAR

Host Brett James Performs with Songwriters Jim Collins and Lee Thomas Miller as They Share Stories Behind Their Hit Songs NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series returns to Chicago at Joe’s Bar Thursday, July 30 (8:30 PM/CT, doors at 7:00 PM/CT). Celebrating the stories behind Country Music’s greatest hits, this CMA Songwriters Series features songwriter and host Brett James performing…

CMA PRESENTS TWO INTERNATIONAL TROPHIES

Country Broadcaster Award Presented to Ricky Ross by CMA Board Leaders in Nashville CMA Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award Presented to Bob Shennan By Hunter Hayes in London Two CMA International Awards recipients were recently presented their trophies in Nashville and London. The 2014 recipient of the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award, Ricky Ross, received his trophy today from…

CMA ANNOUNCES PERFORMERS FOR FREE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL KICK-OFF CONCERT AT THE CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE FEATURING SIRIUSXM HIGHWAY FINDS JUNE 10

CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage to be Curated by SiriusXM and to be Hosted by SiriusXM On-Air Talent Patriotism Soars with National Anthem Singers Announced for Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and LP Field; CMA Adopts “See Something Say Something” Public Awareness Safety Program; Enhanced CMA Music Festival App Available N he day before gates open to…

IT’S BALLOTING SEASON AT CMA!

Ballot Schedule for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” Announced; CMA Now Accepting Submissions for the 2015 CMA Broadcast Awards NASHVILLE – CMA balloting season is here! The Country Music Association is now accepting online submissions for the 2015 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at Broadcast.CMAawards.com. “It is central to CMA’s mission…

CMA ANNOUNCES JIM ED BROWN AND THE BROWNS, GRADY MARTIN, AND THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AS NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OFCMA ANNOUNCES JIM ED BROWN AND THE BROWNS, GRADY MARTIN, AND THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AS NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Jim Ed Brown and The Browns, Grady Martin, and The Oak Ridge Boys will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. Jim Ed Brown and The Browns (siblings Maxine and Bonnie) will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while The Oak Ridge Boys (Duane…

CMA SONG OF THE YEAR WINNERS FOLLOW THEIR ARROW

By Jeff Walter © 2015 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. “Follow Your Arrow” still doesn’t sound like a Country hook to Shane McAnally. This is despite the fact that McAnally, along with Brandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves, built on those three words to create the song that won Song of the Year honors at the…