Country Music Heads to United Kingdom & Ireland for March Weekend Takeover

Country music is taking over the U.K. and Ireland. The Country Music Association has scheduled a diverse lineup of events, ranging from songwriter showcases to industry panels to stadium concerts March 14-16. Events for the weekend include the Second Annual CMA International Marketing Summit, CMA Songwriters Series, a special BBC songwriters show taping and two [...] Read More

2013 Rewind: No. 10 – Country Music Goes International

Country music had a bigger international presence than ever before in 2013. The Country Music Association played a big part in spreading country music across the globe, going back across the pond with its CMA Songwriter Series and holding its first International Country Music Marketing Summit. Chris Young, Kristian Bush, Brett James and Bob DiPiero [...] Read More

Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice Reminisce & Talk Songwriting

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. At a small studio just off of Music Row, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann settled down on a couple of stools, shared a few jokes, tuned up their guitars and started playing some songs they had written together. They reminisced [...] Read More

CMA Songwriters Series to Make Texas Debut

The CMA Songwriters Series will make its Texas debut on Wednesday, September 11 at Antone’s in Austin. The night will feature songs and stories from Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann and Bob DiPiero, who will also serve as the evening’s host. “Lee, Jerrod, and I have been writing together for a long time – [...] Read More

CMA Songwriters Series With Kip Moore & Miranda Lambert to Stream Live Tonight

The CMA Songwriters Series featuring Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Brett James and Bob DiPiero, who also serves as the evening’s host, will stream live from Boston tonight, July 11, at 7:30/6:30c. The show will take place at the Royale Boston Nightclub. Miranda Lambert is the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of [...] Read More