Bob DiPiero Receives CMA Chairman’s Award

Pictured (L-R): Frank Bumstead, CMA Board President and Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; DiPiero; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; John Esposito, CMA Board President-elect and President/CEO of Warner Music Nashville. Photo: Christian Bottorff / CMA

Pictured (L-R): Frank Bumstead, CMA Board President and Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; DiPiero; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; John Esposito, CMA Board President-elect and President/CEO of Warner Music Nashville. Photo: Christian Bottorff / CMA

A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and longtime host of the popular CMA Songwriters Series, Bob DiPiero was recognized today (Thursday November 20, 2014) during the CMA Board of Directors meeting in Nashville. He was presented the CMA Chairman’s Award by CMA Board Chairman Ed Hardy.

“Bob has been a creative force and passionate supporter of songwriters and the CMA Songwriters Series in the U.S. and in Europe – expanding the genre and creating new fans everywhere he goes,” Hardy said. “Bob is highly regarded as a songwriter, but serving with him on the CMA Board, I have a much deeper appreciation for his business acumen, his absolute dedication to the creative process, and his trademark sense of humor.”

“This award is truly a highlight of my ongoing career,” said DiPiero. “To be awarded this by Ed Hardy in front of the CMA Board members humbles me. The dream goes on.”

The Chairman’s Award is given annually at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. At the presentation, Hardy praised DiPiero’s leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of the format and CMA Songwriters Series, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014.

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