Brandi Simms Exits CMA

Brandi Simms. Photo: Angela Talley

After more than 17 years as a member of the Country Music Association staff, Sr. Director of Awards & Industry Relations Brandi Simms is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

“Brandi has contributed significantly to the growth and success of CMA during her time with the organization and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors,” said a statement from the CMA.

Simms can be reached at [email protected]. CMA does not plan to immediately fill the position.

In her role at CMA, Simms was charged with overseeing all balloting for the CMA Awards, CMA Broadcast Awards and the Country Music Hall of Fame elections. She also updated the CMA Awards balloting process and worked on the re-launch of the CMA Touring Awards. She is a 2013 MusicRow Rising Women on the Row honoree, and member of Leadership Music’s Class of 2019.


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