Jennifer Nettles Returns to Host “CMA Country Christmas”

Jennifer Nettles will return as host of CMA Country Christmas, set to tape in front of a live audience on Friday, November 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Christmas special featuring some of country’s biggest stars will air on ABC during the holiday season. “It’s really a joy for me to get to [...] Read More

Tickets for CMA Awards & CMA Country Christmas On Sale September 14

Tickets for The 47th Annual CMA Awards and CMA Country Christmas will go on sale Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office in Nashville. The complete list of CMA Awards 2013 Nominees >> Brad Paisley and [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Charlie Worsham

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Born in Mississippi, Charlie Worsham learned enough banjo by age 10 for bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin to invite him onstage at the Ryman Auditorium. Two years after that, he joined Mike Snider on the air at the Opry. After attending [...] 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 Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock” Special will Integrate Fan Instagram Photos

The Country Music Association, along with ABC and Mass Relevance, will bring fan Instagram photos to primetime during “CMA Music Festival: Country’s NIght to Rock,” airing Monday, August 12 at 8/7c on ABC. Little Big Town will host the special. “We are excited to be the first primetime network special that gives viewers the chance [...] Read More