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First Round of CMA Awards Performers are announced

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 14 (7:00 – 10:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. Ballerini is [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Drake White takes his infectious energy overseas with fellow country music artists

Named alongside Dua Lipa as a “breakout artist” by Entertainment Weekly, called a “growling, stomping spitfire with infectious, bluesy energy” by Rolling Stone, and applauded byBillboard for music that has “touched a chord with fans and critics alike," Drake White took his passionate "growl laden" show to Norway, Germany and the Netherlands on October 9, 11 and 12. [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

CMA selects rising stars Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning and Jameson Rodgers for the first ever CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship

The Country Music Association has selected rising stars Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning and Jameson Rodgers as recipients of the first-ever CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship. Throughout the next year, CMA and its staff will provide support for the three artists, helping connect each with professionals within the industry as well as providing unique opportunities to participate in CMA-related events during CMA [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

CMA celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Wildhorse Saloon

Photo credit: Jamie Schramm/CMA The Country Music Association celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday evening with an invite-only industry party at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Throughout the night, more than 20 acts performed 60 years of Country hits, backed by Joe Denim and an All-Star Band. After welcoming remarks from CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern, Jeannie Seely kicked off the [...]

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Country Music Association celebrates its 60th Anniversary

The City of Nashville proclaims September 25, 2018, as Country Music Association Day in celebration of CMA’s 60th anniversary. Pictured L-R: CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern and Nashville Mayor David Briley. Photo credit: Courtesy of Nashville Metro Government Today, the Country Music Association celebrates its 60th anniversary, as the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and the City [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Chris Janson to film a Front and Center episode in NYC

On July 23rd, platinum-selling and chart-topping country artist Chris Janson will be the first artist to film an episode of public television’s groundbreaking concert series, Front and Center, at Opry City Stage, New York City’s home for country music and culture located in Times Square. Janson recently became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry and boasts two [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

CMA Foundation honored 34 music educators at the CMA Music Teachers of Excellence

Host Chris Young (center) joins the 2018 CMA Music Teachers of Excellence honorees Tuesday, May 8 at Nashville's Marathon Music Works.   Photo credit: Kayla Schoen/CMA The CMA Foundation honored 34 music educators during the third annual CMA Music Teachers of Excellence ceremony, Tuesday, May 8, at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. The invite-only event, hosted by RCA Records Nashville [...]

CMA will present third annual Music Teachers of Excellence Awards with Chris Young

Photo credit: John Shearer On Tuesday, May 8, the CMA Foundation will present the third annual Music Teachers of Excellence Awards, honoring 34 music educators from districts across the state of Tennessee, as well as Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle and Los Angeles, for their innovation and commitment to music education. The invite-only event will be hosted by multi-platinum RCA [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The CMA announces more artist performances for CMA Fest 2018

The Country Music Association has announced additional artist performances during this year’s CMA Fest. The festival—now in its 47th year—boasts an exceptional bill of hundreds of artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.   The Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe entertains fans daily from 10:45 AM-4:30 PM, with BMI programming performances Thursday, [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ricky Skaggs To Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

Coming fall 2018, a bronze plaque depicting 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer and musician Ricky Skaggs will be added to the Rotunda wall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood had the honor of announcing Skaggs as one of three inductees for the County Music Hall [...]