Dudley Resigns From CMA

Bobette Dudley

The Country Music Association announced today that Senior Vice President Bobette Dudley has submitted her resignation.

Dudley, a 25-year CMA veteran, contributed to the organization’s outstanding growth and success including the relocation of Fan Fair, now CMA Music Festival, from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds to downtown Nashville and the creation of the CMA Music Festival television special; the successful move of the CMA Awards to New York City and then back to its new home at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena; and the 2010 launch of the “CMA Country Christmas” TV special.

“We thank Bobette for her many contributions to CMA over the years and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore.

“In my years at CMA I have had the privilege of working with many of the greats in the Country Music industry,” said Dudley. “CMA provided me with wonderful challenges and opportunities including working on the transformation of Fan Fair to CMA Music Fest with music and events all over downtown Nashville; taking the CMA Awards to Madison Square Garden in New York City; and creating CMA events in Washington D.C. at the Vice President’s Residence as well as at The Library of Congress.

“I am truly grateful for the years and experiences at CMA as well as the pleasure of working with many fine individuals within CMA and the broader world-wide music and entertainment industry. I look forward to the pursuit of some exciting and new challenging opportunities.”

Dudley began her career at CMA in 1986 and most recently served as Senior Vice President with direct oversight of the organization’s acclaimed Events and Special Projects Department. BizBash, a magazine covering the event-planning industry, named Dudley to their selection of the 15 Top Event Planners of the Year for her work overseeing the CMA Awards’ move to New York City in 2005. She is a member of NARAS/The Recording Academy, Nashville Film Festival, and SOURCE Foundation.

Dudley can be reached at [email protected].


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