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10-DVD Collection CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 Available For The First Time Ever

Time Life in conjunction with the Country Music Association is proud to announce the upcoming release of CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015, an extensive 10-DVD set of many of Country’s musical moments that have made history over the years. Time Life will begin taking pre-orders Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a 30-minute infomercial promoting the package airing throughout the fourth quarter of 2017. CMA Awards Live will be officially released to retail early next year.

Since 1968, millions of Country Music fans tune in each year to the CMA Awards to see which of their favorites walk away with the most coveted awards in the industry. In addition to the presentation of the yearly accolades to the biggest stars in the Country format, the yearly telecast is famous for historic performances and collaborations – many of which are the first time legendary songs were featured on television. Outside of their original airings, these performances have never been commercially available.

The set includes 127 performances from five decades of the nationally-televised ceremony, with performances from many of the premiere artists in the genre – Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens and Kenny Rogers – all of which helped define the sound that brought popular appeal to Country Music.

CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 features unforgettable moments from the artists who have nurtured the sound over the past decade and taken the music to new heights, like Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Besides the performances, the set also includes bonus features and interviews with artists who have performed – and won – on the telecast over the years, including Naomi Judd and Charley Pride, as well as the last interview with the longest-serving CMA Executive Director, Jo Walker Meador, and CMA’s current Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. Other moments include:

• Merle Haggard’s performance of the iconic “Okie From Muskogee,” the Single of the Year from 1970 – the same night that he was named CMA Entertainer of the Year.

• Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger’s riveting performance of “Islands In The Stream,” which opened up the 1983 telecast – the same year that the song topped the Country and Pop charts throughout the world.

• Alan Jackson’s 2001 world premiere performance of “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” which captivated America following the tragic 9/11 attacks.

• CMA Entertainer of the Year winners Brooks and Dunn (1996) and Reba McEntire (1986) performing a passionate version of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” in 2008.

• Alan Jackson and George Strait’s tender tribute to George Jones following his passing in 2013 with a soaring version of “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” a CMA Single and Song of the Year winner from 1980.

And, speaking of collaborations, there are plenty in the collection, like once-in-a-lifetime pairings of artists Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, from 1993 performing “Silver Threads and Golden Needles,” and an incredible performance from Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, and Sheryl Crow of Lynn’s signature “Coal Miners’ Daughter” from 2010.

CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 also features many performances from some of music’s biggest stars from outside of the format, including Jimmy Buffett, Rita Coolidge and Lionel Richie. Also included with the collection is a 44-page collectible booklet featuring Award winners and the history of the CMA Awards shows.

About Time Life

Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

About the CMA Awards

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network TV. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021.

 

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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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