When the Country Music Assn. took its annual awards show to New York in 2005, it hoped the move would bring wider exposure for country music and its artists. But it brought an unexpected bonus—a new

When the Country Music Assn. took its annual awards show to New York in 2005, it hoped the move would bring wider exposure for country music and its artists. But it brought an unexpected bonus¿a newfound appreciation back in Tennessee. "Before we took off for New York, we took each other for granted," CMA COO Tammy Genovese says of Nashville's music and business communities.