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Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes Three New Inductees

 CMA CEO Sarah Trahern; Suzi Cochran, widow of Hank Cochran; Mac Wiseman; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director Kyle Young; and Ronnie Milsap.Nashville, TN -- Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran, and Ronnie Milsap each overcame extraordinarily difficult childhoods to put a distinctive footprint on American music history. Each now shares another accomplishment: they became the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 26, 2014.

First Music Business Accelerator Launched in Nashville

Nashville Entrepreneur Center/CMANashville, TN -- The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and CMA have teamed up to produce the first-ever, music business accelerator. The program leverages the EC's proven accelerator formula with the industry strengths of title partner CMA, for the development of the music industry.

Mac Wiseman Inducted to Country Music Hall of Fame

Mac WisemanNashville, TN -- /CMA/ Nashville, TN -- The Country Music Association announced today that Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran, and Ronnie Milsap, and will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. “Induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the highest honor achievable for a Country Music artist, songwriter, or industry leader and this year’s inductees are all highly deserving,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Hank’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Burl Ives to Etta James, George Strait to Ella Fitzgerald. Mac is a revered figure in the world of bluegrass and a founding Board member of the Country Music Association. And Ronnie is an incredibly gifted pianist and performer who is also one of the most successful and versatile crossover artists in our genre.”

CMA Supports Music Education with 5th “Keep The Music Playing” Concert

Keep The Music PlayingNashville, TN -- Music City’s finest student musicians will once again take the stage during CMA’s Fifth Annual Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert on Tuesday, Jan. 28 (6:00 PM/CT). Taking place for the first time at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, this year’s concert will be hosted by EMI Nashville recording artist and CMA Awards nominee Eric Paslay.

Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush - Red

Taylor Swift CMA PerformanceTaylor Swift brought out some of the best to join her in a liver performance of "Red" at the 47th Annual CMA awards show. As Alison and Vince performed their segments, the audience came alive as the cheers raised above the music. Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Edgar Meyer, and Eric Darken performed the collaboration segment at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Enjoying Videos

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have returned from their participation in the CMA Music Fest -- Country Music's biggest fan event of the year produced by the Country Music Association (CMA). Celebrating their latest release by Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, they are settling in and enjoying the fan's videos.

CMA Week AcoustiCana Series Presents: Acoustic Cares for Kids

Margarettaville 2013Come support the I'll Fly Away Foundation Scholarship Program, enjoy great food in a fun atmosphere at Margaritaville Nashville, and be entertained by award winning and exciting talent! All for a great cause! The lineup includes: Grammy and Award Winning songwriters, Cordle Jackson and Salley, Sony Music Artist The Rhett Walker Band, International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Band of the Year Monroeville, Atlanta GA favorites The Deadfields, Commedian Josh Phillips, and many more new up and coming acts!

CMA Foundation Donates $1.2 Million to Keep The Music Playing

Keep The Music PlayingNashville, TN -- The CMA Foundation donated $1.2 million to benefit music education programs for Nashville’s 81,000 public school students from 2012 CMA Music Festival through the Keep the Music Playing campaign at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday night.

CMA Announces First International Country Music Marketing Summit

CMA InternationalNashville, TN -- The Country Music Association has your passport to reaching and engaging the international marketplace. The Association’s mission is to help expand the format around the world and for the first time, CMA is presenting the International Country Music Marketing Summit, March 1 at Disneyland Paris. The Summit includes panels, research, and a CMA Songwriters Series event with superstars Wynonna and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, hit songwriters Brett James and Dallas Davidson, and the summit will be hosted by Songwriter Hall of Fame Member Bob DiPiero.

CMA Songwriters Series Makes its Pittsburgh Debut

Rodney Atkins/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- The CMA Songwriters Series makes its Pittsburgh debut bringing some of Nashville’s best tunesmiths to Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8:00 PM show time, doors open at 7:00 PM). Rodney Atkins and Luke Laird will join host Bob DiPiero for a night of music and storytelling.

Country Stars Share Their Tips on Singing the National Anthem

CMA Close Up/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Nancy Moran
At one time or another, almost every Country vocalist sings the national anthem at one or more events. Settings could range from a county fair to the Super Bowl, but each performance has one thing in common: All are challenged by one of the most difficult and meaningful songs anywhere in the American repertoire.

CMA Research Reveals Music Consumption Insights Among Country Music Fans

Country Music AssociationCybergrass frequently shares insights, research and educational material from the Country Music scene because of much of it applies equally to Bluegrass Music. This is the latest news from the Country Music Association (CMA) on a new study.

Nashville, TN -- As part of its ongoing research and membership services initiatives, the Country Music Association announced today results from its recent Music Listening Study.

Monroeville - CMA Week Appearances and New Recording

MonroevilleAnyone knows that to do something right, there must be a lot of hard work and persistence. We're learning what that means more and more as our band grows. There are always paths to choose and decisions to make. We have consistently tried to make the wisest choices with the information provided to us. This is especially difficult because there is no rule book for what we want to do. There is no airplane safety sheet with pretty little pictures telling us what do in case of emergency. In some ways that can be daunting, but in other ways it allows you a lot of freedom.

Honesty is the Best Policy Towards Success

Joey and RoryJoey and Rory Choose Honesty as a Success Strategy
By Randy Rudder
One morning at Marcy Jo's Mealhouse, the meat-and-three restaurant owned by Rory Feek's wife Joey Martin and Rory's sister Marcy Gary in unincorporated Pottsville, Tenn., Joey was running late because she was trying to rescue a neighbor's calf who had wandered onto their farm.

BMI Tailgate Party to Debut at 2012 CMA Music Festival

BMI Tailgate PartyNashville, TN -- BMI will help make downtown Nashville's beloved celebration of all things Country Music even bigger with the introduction of the BMI Tailgate Partyat 2012 CMA Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, beginning at 4:30 PM. Located right off the Cumberland River outside LP Field, the new stage will feature a strong selection of BMI's songwriters and artists warming up the audience before they enter LP Field for the Nightly Concerts.

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