CMA Gives Out Two International Awards
March 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM (PT)
Two CMA INTERNATIONAL AWARD presentations were made at the CMC ROCKS THE HUNTER 2011 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL in NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA on MARCH 5th ad 6th. ROB POTTS of ROB POTTS ENTERTAINMENT EDGE, GAC’s STRORME WARREN and SHOW DOG UNIVERSAL MUSIC artist JOE NICHOLS were on hand to present the CMA WESLEY ROSE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to CHERYL BYRNES, Manager of COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS and the CMA INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY BROADCAST AWARD to LARRY CANN, Director and on-air personality for the FAIRFAX KIX COUNTRY RADIO NETWORK.
The CMA WESLEY ROSE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD recognizes achievements in media which contribute to the development of Country music outside the UNITED STATES. The CMA INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY BROADCAST AWARD recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the UNITED STATES who have made important contributions toward the development of Country music in their country.
"It's truly a great honor to receive this Award, which acknowledges my role with COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS - AUSTRALIA's only monthly Country music magazine," said BYRNES. "Industry recognition within AUSTRALIA is not such a regular occurrence so receiving the WESLEY ROSE AWARD from CMA validates all that I do personally within the Country music industry -- and I'm truly grateful. The promotion of Country Music -- to and from AUSTRALIA -- is so exciting and one I enjoy being a part of. It's such a thrill to have international artists tour Down Under as it excites existing fans, creates new fans, and can raise the bar for our local industry."
"Thank you to CMA," said CANN. "It's so wonderful to be recognized internationally at the KIX RADIO NETWORK for all our work over the years in Country music in AUSTRALIA."
For more on these awards, check out www.cmaworld.com.