CMA Honors Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
November 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM (PT)
NASHVILLE MAYOR KARL DEAN was presented with the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) FOUNDING PRESIDENT’s AWARD during TODAY’s (11/20) CMA Board of Directors meeting in NASHVILLE.
Established in 1963, the award recognizes a non-board member who has rendered outstanding service to the CMA in the current year.
“MAYOR DEAN has been a constant and ardent supporter of CMA and the music industry,” said CMA Pres. ED HARDY. “Music is a powerful tool and under his leadership, the MUSIC CITY brand has achieved new heights as a positive, differentiating identity for our community. The CMA Board of Directors values our relationship with the MAYOR, as well as his commitment to make NASHVILLE a better place to live and do business.”
NASHVILLE’s MAYOR since 2007, DEAN was cited for, among other accomplishments, his formation of the MUSIC CITY MUSIC COUNCIL, which focuses on economic development by working to recruit entertainment companies and visitors to NASHVILLE and contributing to the success of CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL with the opening this year of the MUSIC CITY CENTER.