CMA Names Wilson Sr. VP Business Affairs

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

The CMA has named Kevin L. Wilson Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. In his new position, Wilson will oversee all of the CMA’s business affairs, includes talent contracts, residual issues, content distribution, and new media. Wilson will report to CMA CEO Sarah Trahern.

“The demands and complexity of our business operations have grown tremendously over the past few years as CMA has expanded our reach internationally and through our various television properties and live events,” said CMA CEO Trahern. “Having someone on our staff with Kevin’s many years of entertainment and TV law experience helps position the Association for future strategic growth.”

A native of Garrard County, Kentucky, Wilson previously worked with FOX Cable Networks where he served as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for the Speed network (2002-2013). Wilson also served as Senior Counsel to TNN, CMT, and Country.com, where he managed the Nashville legal department and prior to the acquisition of TNN and CMT by CBS, Wilson was one of two attorneys representing Gaylord Communications Group. He graduated cum laude with a BA from Eastern Kentucky University and went on to receive his JD/MBA from Vanderbilt University School of Law and Owen Graduate School of Management.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the CMA staff and to help the Association further the promotion of Country Music worldwide and to navigate the increasingly complex media landscape,” said Wilson.

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