Marie Moloney Awarded The 'Wesley Rose International Media Acheivement Award' By The CMA
February 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM (PT)
Last week, CMA CEO STEVE MOORE surprised RICHARD WOOTTON PUBLICITY Senior Press Officer MARIE MOLONEY with the 2011 “WESLEY ROSE International Media Achievement Award.” The award was presented during a BMI-hosted dinner HONORING COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME member BILL ANDERSON, Country artist CLINT BLACK, and NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME member BOB DiPIERO, who were performing in the UNITED KINGDOM and IRELAND for "The BMI and CMA Presents the CMA SONGWRITER SERIES." This was the first international session of the CMA SONGWRITER SERIES.
The “WESLEY ROSE International Media Achievement Award” recognizes outstanding achievements in the media, which contribute to the development of Country music outside the U.S. Radio, TV, print journalists, authors, editors, television writers, producers, and PR companies who reside outside the UNITED STATES are eligible to win this award.
The LONDON-based MOLONEY has extensive experience within the Country music industry. While working at CMA in LONDON in the late '90s, she developed strong ties within the UK music industry. Since joining RICHARD WOOTTON PUBLICITY in 1999, she has used her knowledge of the genre to publicize Country artists and events in the UK media.
"The start of my love of Country music dates back to the days of my dad blaring the likes of 'The Man Who Shot LIBERTY VALANCE', 'BIG BAD JOHN,' and 'EL PASO' from the car's cassette player," said MOLONEY. "Now, decades later, to be able to work in the genre and be awarded and recognized for what I do means more to me than I can ever put into words.”
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