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Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Bebe Rexha and More Added To 2018 CMA Awards Performers Lineup

CMA Awards performers lineup

It’s touted as country’s biggest night and the lineup of performers just got that much bigger for the 52nd Annual Country Music Awards. Slated to air on Nov. 14, the CMA Awards have added to their already star-studded lineup. Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies, and Thomas Rhett will add their voices to the … Read more

Country Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Class: Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West, And Johnny Gimble

The Country Music Association has announced its 2018 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame—Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs and Dottie West. Gimble will be inducted in the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” category, Skaggs in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while West will be inducted as a “Veterans Era Artist.” Gimble, Skaggs and West will increase membership in … Read more

Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean Hints At Going Country With Solo Album

AJ Mclean signs up for CMA membership

Singer/songwriter AJ McLean, best known for his stint as one of the Backstreet Boys, is making a move with his solo career. If his actions are any indication, that move could be toward country music. The 40-year-old singer signed up for a membership with the Country Music Association while in Nashville on Wednesday (Feb. 2). … Read more

UPDATE: HUCKABEE HAS RESIGNED // Mike Huckabee Joins CMA Foundation Board Of Directors; Manager for Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves Speaks Out Against the Appointment

Update 2: Mike Huckabee has resigned from the CMA Foundation after backlash from members. In a statement, the CMA said, “The CMA Foundation has accepted former Governor Mike Huckabee’s resignation from its Board of Directors, effective immediately.” Update: after learning that the CMA Foundation appointed Mike Huckabee to its board, Jason Owen of Sandbox Entertainment … Read more

Mike Huckabee Joins CMA Foundation Board Of Directors

The CMA Foundation has elected former Governor of Arkansas and current Republican pundit Mike Huckabee to their board of directors. Huckabee wrote an impassioned op-ed in the New York Times last year urging the President, to reconsider their drastic budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. The President ignored his plea, but that doesn’t mean … Read more

Dolly Parton Suffered a Wardrobe Malfunction Way Before That Infamous Super Bowl Mishap

Dolly Parton has become one of the biggest icons in country history, but in 1978 she picked up her first Entertainer of the Year title at the CMA Awards. Her joy was quickly replaced with anxiety when the singer-songwriter-superwoman experienced a slight wardrobe malfunction. “I’ve always worn my clothes too tight,” Dolly says in the … Read more

CMA Announces Winners of the 2016 International Awards

Following the major success of CMA’s participation in U.K.’s largest country music festival, C2C, Country to Country, the Country Music Association has decided to announce the 2016 recipients of the organization’s International Awards. “Advancing Country Music around the world is central to CMA’s mission and we are delighted to acknowledge the exhaustive efforts of our … Read more