CMA PRESENTS TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS AT SIXTH ANNUAL SONGWRITERS LUNCHEON

NASHVILLE – Songwriters were the focus of attention as CMA Triple Play Awards were handed out at the Sixth Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Fourteen of Nashville’s top tunesmiths received the Award, which is presented to songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “It’s an honor to host this event that shines the light on songwriters,” said Troy…

CMA ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Appointments Take Effect on Jan. 1, 2015 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2015. Ed Hardy completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President Frank Bumstead, Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCarthy, Inc., assumes that post. CMA President-Elect John…

CMA COLLECTS MORE THAN 5,000 PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN IN NASHVILLE

Toys Distributed in Middle Tennessee by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation; “CMA Country Christmas,” Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, Re-airs Saturday, Dec. 20 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE – Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Country Music industry and fans, the holidays will be a little brighter for children in Middle Tennessee. CMA collected more…

CMA ANNOUNCES 2014 SRO AWARDS WINNERS

Trophies Presented at CMA’s Touring Industry Celebration in Nashville NASHVILLE – The winners were announced tonight for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards. The trophies were presented at an industry event hosted by road veteran Kix Brooks at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. “Our members in the touring industry are among the industries hardest working professionals and…

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES ACHIEVES 10-YEAR MILESTONE

By Alan Light © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. In 2005, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Bob DiPiero came up with the idea of presenting a “songwriters in the round” show at Joe’s Pub in New York City, presented by the Country Music Association to mark the CMA Awards’ debut at Madison Square…

LUCY HALE BRINGS HOLIDAY SPIRIT TO "CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS"

NASHVILLE – Country artist and “Pretty Little Liars” actress Lucy Hale brings holiday joy to “CMA Country Christmas” when she performs her original tune “Mistletoe.” The two-hour holiday special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, airs Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. For more information, visit CMAchristmas.com.

SONGWRITER AND LONGTIME HOST OF CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES BOB DIPIERO PRESENTED WITH CMA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

SONGWRITER AND LONGTIME HOST OF CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES BOB DIPIERO PRESENTED WITH CMA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD NASHVILLE – A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and longtime host of the popular CMA Songwriters Series, Bob DiPiero’s many contributions to the music industry and songwriting community were recognized today during the CMA Board of Directors meeting in Nashville when DiPiero was…

CMA PRESENTS CONSUMER MUSIC DISCOVERY RESEARCH TO ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association presented Music Discovery Research to CMA members today at the annual membership meeting in Nashville. Research was conducted to evaluate music discovery behaviors among music fans, including Country and other top genres. Additionally, the study sought to identify top music discovery sources and their impact on music purchasing. “An important part of our mission…