Country Music Association Pledges $10 Million For Hall Expansion
December 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) has pledged $10 million to WORKING ON A BUILDING: COUNTRY MUSIC LIVES HERE, the capital campaign to finance the expansion of the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM from 140,000 square feet to to more than 350,000 square feet. The donation is the largest philanthropic gift in the not-for-profit educational organization's history.
"CMA and the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM are connected by history and our shared interest in preserving the legacy, rewarding excellence, and advancing the future of the format," CMA CEO STEVE MOORE said. "This donation is the latest example of CMA's longstanding commitment to the HALL OF FAME. We are proud to support the growth of the HALL and we look forward to using the CMA THEATER in a variety of ways that will shine a spotlight on the Country music industry and format."
The Museum's expansion will include the 800-seat state-of-the-art CMA Theater, which is designed to be flexible and adaptable for a broad range of activities from concerts and films to lectures and corporate meetings.
The building is planned to begin in late JULY, 2012. For info on the museum, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.