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CMA FOUNDATION MAKES HOLIDAYS SHINE FOR NASHVILLE MUSIC STUDENTS

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The CMA Foundation announces a $75,000 grant to W.O. Smith School in Nashville Tuesday night at the school's winter recital. (front, l-r) W.O. Smith students Jean Carlo Arias Neda, age 10; Whitney Thai, age 8; and Gabriel Barreda, age 11. (back, l-r) Tiffany Kerns, CMA Community Outreach Manager; Ron Samuels, CMA Foundation Board Chairman; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; Jonah Rabinowitz, W.O. Smith School Executive Director.

Photo Credit: Kayla Schoen / CMA

The CMA Foundation is donating $75,000 to benefit music education programs for low-income students at the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School – a 50 percent increase over 2014 and the fourth year the Foundation has supported the School.

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CMA ANNOUNCES 2015 SRO AWARDS WINNERS

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The winners were announced Monday for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards. The trophies were presented at an industry event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville hosted by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts.

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FOUR ALL-NEW CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES EPISODES WITH HUNTER HAYES, BOB DIPIERO FEATURING BRANDY CLARK, SARA EVANS AND MARTINA MCBRIDE, AND LITTLE BIG TOWN TO KICK-OFF NEW SEASON OF FRONT AND CENTER

imageThe critically acclaimed music series Front and Center will kick-off its new season with four all-newCountry Music Association CMA Songwriters Series episodes with Hunter HayesBob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark; Sara Evans and Martina McBride; and Little Big Town.  The episodes, which will begin airing April 4thon public television, collectively feature guest appearances from some of Nashville’s best-known songwriters including Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Gretchen Peters, Liz Rose, Gordie Sampson, The Warren Brothers, and songwriting artist Charlie Worsham. Check local listings for airdates and times in each market and for a sneak peek at the new season click here.

 

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Arista Nashville’s The Swon Brothers Visit The Country Music Association

L to R: BRANDI SIMMS (Senior Director of Membership and Balloting), SARAH TRAHERN (Chief Executive Officer), ZACH SWON, COLTON SWON (The Swon Brothers) and GREG HILL (CEO of Hill Entertainment Group), BRENDEN OLIVER Membership and Balloting Coordinator and CARRIE TEKAUTZ Membership and Balloting Assistant.

L to R: BRANDI SIMMS (Senior Director of Membership and Balloting), SARAH TRAHERN (Chief Executive Officer), ZACH SWON, COLTON SWON (The Swon Brothers) and GREG HILL (CEO of Hill Entertainment Group), BRENDEN OLIVER Membership and Balloting Coordinator and CARRIE TEKAUTZ Membership and Balloting Assistant.

Zach and Colton, The Swon Brothers, recently visited the Country Music Association to share a little brotherly love, or rather… a little sibling rivalry, entertaining the staff not only with their undeniable blood harmony, but also their witty and affable personalities.

With a little of their comedic banter thrown in for good measure, the brothers performed an acoustic set that included “Pray for You” – the compelling new single from the duo’s self-titled album – scaled back with just themselves on acoustic guitar, bass and vocals.

www.swonbrothers.com   /  @theswonbrothers

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CMA ANNOUNCES 2014 SRO AWARDS WINNERS

imageThe 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.

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“CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS” FEATURING ROCK LEGEND STEVEN TYLER AIRS MONDAY, DEC. 1 ON ABC

imageRock ‘n’ roll royalty Steven Tyler is accompanied by CMA Awards host Brad Paisley on guitar during “CMA Country Christmas.” 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.

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Four New Front and Center/CMA Songwriters Series Show Tapings Announced – Tickets Available Tomorrow

The critically-acclaimed concert series “Front and Center” and the Country Music Association have teamed up to present four all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes set to air as part of “Front and Center’s” Spring season on public television (check local listings).

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[Video] Brett Eldredge And Delanie Walker Collecting Toys For Toys For Tots With CMA

CMA Country ChristmasWe catch up with Brett Eldredge and Tennessee Titan Delanie Walker as they collect toys for Toys For Tots along with CMA just before the “CMA Country Chrismtas” tv filming.

Don’t forget to watch “CMA Country Christmas” on Dec. 1st on ABC!

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Dallas Davidson Celebrates 2014 CMA Song of the Year Nomination and 19 No. 1s and Counting in Nashville, Tenn.

imageThere’s no argument that Nashville songwriter Dallas Davidson is on a hot streak, writing hit after hit, and Tuesday, Oct. 7, Davidson, along with co-writers and friends Lee Brice and Rob Hatch, celebrated their 2014 CMA Song of the Year nomination for the RIAA platinum certified No. 1 hit “I Don’t Dance” at East Ivy Mansion in Nashville, Tenn. Davidson, who received his 19th No. 1 in August, has already broken Top 10 on Country charts with his latest hit, “Small Town Throwdown,” performed by Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.  Continue Reading →

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CMA AND PUBLIC TELEVISION’S “FRONT AND CENTER” ANNOUNCE MAJOR MARKET AIR DATES FOR CONCERT SPECIALS CELEBRATING SONGS AND SONGWRITERS WITH DIERKS BENTLEY AND LADY ANTEBELLUM

imageCMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern, along with the Executive Producer of public television’s critically-acclaimed concert series “Front and Center,” Don Maggi, announced the dates that public television stations across the country will start airing two, hour-long concert specials leading up to “Country Music’s Biggest Night™”, “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” The announcement was made today in New York City during a press conference to announce the final nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards. Continue Reading →

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