CMA Celebrates October As 'Country Music Month'
October 4, 2012 at 7:40 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) and the Country music industry are recognizing and celebrating the month of OCTOBER as “Country Music Month.” “Country Music Month” was observed for the first time in OCTOBER of 1964 and created by the CMA to celebrate the format and bring awareness to events and institutions throughout the history of Country music.
NASHVILLE MAYOR KARL DEAN issued a statement from the city stating, “(‘Country Music Month’) was created to acknowledge in the city of NASHVILLE, the importance of Country music, what it means to our city, what it means to our country, what it means to us as a city in terms of our economy, our reputation as a center for business and tourism.” TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM also recognized Country music’s importance in the state and pointed out the origin of this music in the hills of TENNESSEE and the recurring themes of music reflected in everyday life.
“CMA’s mission is to advance Country music around the world,” said CMA CEO STEVE MOORE. “And ‘Country Music Month’ is another tool for reaching consumers who embrace our artists and the format culminating with the live broadcast of the CMA Awards.”
Events surrounding “Country Music Month” will be leading up to “THE 46TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” which will take place at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE, TN and on ABC-TV on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.
To find out the CMA events and industry activities planned for the month visit www.countrymusicmonth.com.