CMA To Receive 2011 Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award
January 24, 2011 at 11:14 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the LEADERSHIP MUSIC DALE FRANKLIN AWARD. The CMA will be honored at a gala tribute banquet on TUESDAY, MAY 17th at the RENAISSANCE HOTEL in downtown NASHVILLE.
The LEADERSHIP MUSIC DALE FRANKLIN AWARD, named for the first Exec. Dir. of LEADERSHIP MUSIC, was created in 2004 to recognize a music industry leader who exemplifies the highest quality of leadership and leading by example.
The CMA joins previous honorees TONY BROWN (2004), GERRY HOUSE (2005), EMMYLOU HARRIS (2006), FRANCES W. PRESTON (2007), THE BRADLEY FAMILY: OWEN, HAROLD, JERRY, CONNIE & PATSY (2008), GARTH BROOKS, JIM FOGLESONG & ALLEN REYNOLDS (2009) and FRED FOSTER, WILLIE NELSON and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (2010).
LEADERSHIP MUSIC Board of Directors Pres. JAMIE CHEEK said: “LEADERSHIP MUSIC is excited to recognize CMA as the 2011 recipient of the LEADERSHIP MUSIC DALE FRANKLIN AWARD. As one of the foremost leaders in the music business, CMA has played an integral role in supporting many great artists as well as numerous businesses and organizations, including LEADERSHIP MUSIC. We look forward to an extraordinarily special and intimate evening celebrating CMA's accomplishments and years of service to our industry and community.”
CMA CEO STEVE MOORE added: "CMA is honored to receive this award from such a respected organization as Leadership Music. We are proud to serve the entire Country music industry as its trade association, support music education in public schools, and be an active member of the NASHVILLE community. It is especially exciting to receive this award during a year when we will celebrate milestones with our two best-known events: the 40th CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL and the 45th CMA AWARDS. On behalf of our visionary Board of Directors and hardworking staff, I am proud to accept this award and thankful for the recognition."
Tickets to the invitation-only event will be available in late MARCH. For more on LEADERSHIP MUSIC, visit www.leadershipmusic.org.