Library Of Congress And CMA Present Program For The CMA Board Of Directors
March 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM (PT)
CMA Board Pres. Steve Buchanan, Library of Congress Music Division Chief Sue Vita, Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billin
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION hosted a day-long program for the CMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS at the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS YESTERDAY (3/9). The program included a tour of the historic JEFFERSON BUILDING, an orientation to the Library’s music, a reception with members of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE, SENATE and invited dignitaries, and a concert. The concert featured performances by KIX BROOKS, LORRIE MORGAN, JOHN RICH, RANDY SCRUGGS, VICTORIA SHAW and evening host BOB DiPEIRO.
Over 400 guests attended the reception, including U.S. Senator ORRIN HATCH, House Majority Leader STENY HOYER, TENNESSEE U.S. Reps MARSHA BLACKBURN, STEVE COHEN, JIM COOPER and BART GORDON. The Ambassador of NEW ZEALAND, ROY FERGUSON, was also there.
To commemorate the events, the CMA donated a leather-bound DVD collection of four decades of CMA Awards broadcasts, anniversary specials, and the CMA Music Festival television specials to the Library's archive. In addition, STEVE BUCHANAN, President of the CMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, presented Librarian of Congress DR. JAMES BILLINGTON with an autographed first printing of MARTY STUART’s photo journal "Country Music: The Masters."