Students at five Metro Nashville public high schools will be mentored in songwriting and business by emerging Black country artists. The education arm of the Country Music Association is teaming up with the National Museum of African American Music.
Nashville’s country music festival, CMA Fest, is canceled once again this year. The Country Music Association announced the pandemic poses too many obstacles to host the event, which usually brings more than 80,000 people to the city each day.
The head of the Country Music Association has resigned without notice. Steve Moore says he plans to “pursue other corporate and philanthropic opportunities.” He says in a statement, “this seemed like an appropriate time to step aside,” given record attendance at the CMA festival and new long-term TV contracts for the CMA Awards.
Top prize at the Country Music Association Awards went to Blake Shelton Thursday night. The show aired live on ABC from Bridgestone Arena.