CMA Presents Student With Merit Award
November 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) has selected KENT STATE UNIVERSITY of OHIO grad student JODEE HAMMOND as the recipient of the 2010 “CMA Close Up Award of Merit.” The award was created in 2007 to honor the student who demonstrated the most creativity, dedication and promise in covering the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL on assignment from CMA.
SMITH was presented the award during the backstage press conference coverage of the 2010 CMA AWARDS at the BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE.
"CMA is proud to foster up-and-coming music journalists by offering them the tools and opportunities to hone their skills," said WENDY PEARL, CMA VP/Corporate Communications. "It is important for us as a trade association to recognize excellence in entertainment journalism and encourage the next generation of writers."
JODEE’s work has been archived along with the other candidates’ work here.