CMA Celebrates Country Music Month, Honors Mayor Dean

Karl Dean (L) receives honor from CMA Pres. Steve Buchanan (R).

The Country Music Association is celebrating Country Music Month with 45 days of promotions, events, and activities leading up to the annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean issued a proclamation from the city citing the important role and tangible impact of the Country Music industry on Nashville’s economy and reputation as a center for entertainment business and global tourism.

“It is important to recognize and celebrate the numerous contributions that CMA, the Country Music industry and artists have made to our community and to the lives of millions of people around the world,” Dean said.

Dean was recognized for his contributions to the music industry during a CMA reception Tuesday night (9/20). CMA Board Chairman Steve Buchanan presented Dean with the CMA Chairman’s Award, an annual award given at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board.

“Mayor Dean has shown, and continues to show, his support of the music industry in numerous ways,” said Buchanan, Sr. VP of Media and Entertainment for Gaylord Entertainment.

In more news from the CMA, it is holding a members event on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Red Rooster.

The CMA Awards will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The award-winning program book will feature cover art by local artist, Eva Oglander, who has designed the book since 1986. The book will be archived on


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