CMA Music Festival

  1. Deborah Evans Price Wins CMA Media Achievement Award

    November 08, 2013 1:06 AM EST Acclaimed freelance journalist and author Deborah Evans Price has been feted with the 2013 Country Music Assn (CMA) Media Achievement Award.  A long-time contributor to Billboard Magazine, Price received the accolade during the 47th Annual CMA A ...

  2. Backbeat: CMA Fest Attracts Over 70,000; Blake Shelton, Gary Overton, WME Execs Hang in Press Room

    June 12, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Blake Shelton makes a point during the press conference prior to his performance at LP Field during CMA Music Fest. (Photo: Vernell Hackett) Milder weather and expanded seating at LP Field for the night shows brought in more fans to the CMA Music ...

  3. Backbeat: WSM-AM Co-Sponsors Durango Stage With Gene Watson, Billy Dean at CMA Fest

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Gene Watson performs at the WSM-sponsored Durango Acoustic Corner at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. (Photo: Robin Roberts Ladisa) Many radio stations were in Music City over the past few days doing live radio broadcasts from the CMA Music Fe ...

  4. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  5. Billboard Power 100: Steve Moore

    January 26, 2012 10:06 PM EST No. 61 Steve Moore CEO Country Music Assn. Twitter: @CountryMusic Music City's Main Man... A longtime fixture on Nashville's live music scene, Steve Moore was appointed CEO of the Country Music Assn. in August 2010. No other style-focuse ...

  6. CMA Music Fest Generates a Record $30 Million for Nashville

    June 23, 2011 5:37 PM EDT The 40th annual CMA Music Festival generated approximately $30 million in direct visitor spending for the city of Nashville, according to a press release from the organization. The figure was up from $24 million last year, and $15.5 million in 200 ...

  7. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Dozens More Light Up CMA Music Fest's Opening Night

    June 10, 2011 10:45 AM EDT "Old Alabama" helped the CMA Music Festival turn 40 as country's most-successful group of all time, Alabama, showed the strength of its influence during a June 9 stadium concert at Nashville's LP Field on the festival's op ...

  8. Global Showcases Help Kick-Off Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 02, 2011 2:41 PM EDT Eighteen Country artists representing five different countries were announced for this year's annual Global Events showcases, set for June 6-7 and coinciding with the Billboard/CMA Country Music Summit , which kicks off CMA Music Festival wee ...

  9. Billboard, CMA Reteam For Country Music Summit

    February 19, 2011 9:00 AM EST The second annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with the Country Music Association (CMA), will take place June 6-7 in Nashville. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, case studies and keynote interviews, as well as art ...

  10. Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival ...

  11. Gary Allan Joins Billboard Summit

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan has signed on as a panelist at the inaugural Billboard Country Summit June 7-8 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Allan joins a group of live-talent executives for “Country Road,” sponsored by Bridgestone Arena and moderated by Billbo ...

  12. CMA Music Fest To Donate Proceeds Flood Relief

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association is planning to donate half of its net proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to flood relief. The money will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The other half of the proceeds is annually donated to Metr ...

  13. Billboard, CMA To Launch Country Music Summit

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will hold its first-ever Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association (CMA) in Nashville on June 7-8. The event will feature two days of panel sessions, roundtable discussions and keynote interviews. I ...

  14. CMA Chief Tammy Genovese Resigns

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST County Music Association CEO Tammy Genovese, a 24-year veteran of the organization, has resigned from her position, effective immediately. Genovese is widely regarded in the industry as a resourceful and tenacious advocate for country music and it ...

  15. Chesney, Swift, Sugarland To Appear On ABC special

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Highlights of this summer's CMA Music Festival will air Monday (Aug. 31) on ABC, with performances by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and many more. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night ...

  16. Briefs: Best Buy, Live Nation, CAA

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Over half of consumers surveyed for the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Survey said they have cut down on out-of-home entertainment. Only 20% said they planned on keeping that spending down. In October, 40% of respondents said they would del ...

  17. McEntire, McBride Announced For CMA Fest

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, reigning Country Music Association new artist of the year award winner Lady Antebellum, country star Trace Adkins, rising star and "Dancing with the Stars" sensation Julianne Hough and rising star Miranda ...

  18. AEG's Moore Rises To CMA President

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steve Moore, senior VP of AEG Live, is the new president of the board of the Country Music Association (CMA). He will succeed Lyric Street and Carolwood Records president Randy Goodman, who will serve as chairman of the board of the CMA when the n ...

  19. CMA Endows ‘Words & Music’

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association has endowed a $1 million gift to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Words & Music” program. “Words & Music,” one of eight educational programs that the museum currently offers to area schools, is des ...

  20. Swift, Pickler, Hough To Host CMA Special

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising star Taylor Swift, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough will host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" when it airs on ABC this fal ...

  21. CMA Music Fest Daily Attendance Up In 2008

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 CMA Music Festival, held June 5-8 in Nashville, notched record numbers, with its average daily attendance of about 52,000 -- up 9% over last year. A total of 180 acts performed more than 34 hours of concerts at a wide range of venues, inc ...

  22. CMA Fest Attendance Soars

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival in Nashville enjoyed record attendance in the 60,000 range for its June 7-10 run in downtown Nashville, up 21% from last year. Using an aggregate attendance from all events, the CMA says 191,154 people attended CMA Fest, whi ...

  23. CMA Music Fest Sets Initial Lineup

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists include Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley. Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Montgomery Gentry are among the artists who will perform at the 2006 CMA Music Festival. Slated for June 8-11 in downtown Nashville, the Cou ...

  24. CMA Awards Head To ABC

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show spent 34 years at CBS. After a 34-year run on CBS, the Country Music Assn. Awards will move to the ABC Television Network in 2006. The new deal will keep the show on the alphabet network until 2012. The first show on ABC, set to air in Novemb ...

  25. CBS Plans Country Fest Special

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Highlights from one of the largest music events in the United States will air as a two-hour summer television special. Nashville's 2004 Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival, formerly known a Highlights from one of the largest music ...

  26. CMA Music Fest Sets First Acts

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for the CMA Music Festival, set for June 10-13 in downtown Nashville. Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for t ...