'CMA International Reception' Kicks Off 45th Annual CMA Awards Week
November 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM (PT)
During the CMA INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION which was held YESTERDAY (11/7) as part of the CMA AWARDS WEEK, VP of ASCAP NASHVILLE/Producer/Songwriter RALPH MURPHY, was given the 2011 “JO WALKER-Meader International Award.” It was presented by CMA CEO STEVE MOORE.
MURPHY said, “The industry has been more than generous with all the IRISH, the CANADIANS, the NORWEGIANS, the AUSTRALIANS, the DUTCH, the GERMANS - everyone who's come here to play Country Music. And it's always been more than generous with me. You can't ask for more in life than a chance and an opportunity of someone being fair with you."
The “JO WALKER-Meader International Award” recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or company in advocating and supporting Country music's marketing development in territories outside the UNITED STATES.
MOORE also presented THE McCLYMONTS with the 2011 CMA “Global Country Artist Award.”
The “Global Country Artist Award” recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country music artist originally signed outside of the UNITED STATES - in both furthering the popularity of Country music and bringing attention to the Country music format in their foreign based territory.