The Boot's Beville Darden Wins 2010 CMA Media Achievement Award
January 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION has named AOL MUSIC’s THE BOOT co-founder and Editor BEVILLE DARDEN as the recipient of the 2010 CMA MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. DARDEN was presented the award TODAY (1/7) by CMA VP/Corporate Communications WENDY PEARL and CMA Dir./Media Relations SCOTT STEM.
DARDEN said: "I am beyond humbled. A CMA Award? I can't carry a tune in a bucket! But it is my honor every single day to write about those who can. The Country music industry has been so welcoming to THE BOOT, and we owe our success to all of the wonderful publicists, labels, and artists who work so closely with us to bring unique content to Country music fans. Thank you to the voters and to my wonderful friends at CMA!"
The CMA MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was established to recognize outstanding achievements in the media as they relate to Country music. Print and INTERNET journalists, columnists, authors, editors, syndicated radio reporters, television writers, producers and bookers are eligible to win this award.
Past winners include ROBERT K. OERMANN, HAZEL SMITH, HARRY CHAPMAN, DONNA HUGHES and STORME WARREN. For more info, visit www.cmaworld.com.