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Kix Brooks To Receive CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks was named the first recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award. The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was developed by the CMA Awards and Recognition Committee and approved by the CMA Foundation. The Award recognizes an individual who has served as a humanitarian through community leadership, financial support, personal volunteerism, and advocacy. Those recognized must be a Country Music professional who has evidenced commitment to worthwhile causes that are important to the Country Music Association and the Country Music community. “It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giv

Garth Brooks connects with fan battling cancer

Garth Brooks recently brought up a fan from the audience after seeing a sign that connected with the performer. Teresa Shaw has been battling stage 3 cancer since June of this year and she held up a sign at the concert that she attended with her daughter. Brooks recently appeared on Entertainment Tonight to discuss the life-changing experience and share just how much meeting Shaw meant to him. But that’s not all that happened during Garth’s appearance on ET. The Mom singer was surprised with a face to face reunion with Shaw, as ET flew her out to meet with Brooks there on set. As Garth turned around, there was Teresa walking towards him, carrying the guitar he had given her that night in Min


Ending his sizzling headline DAYS OF GOLD 2014 tour on a high note, Jake Owen threw another epic beach party for his last tour stop in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL, to benefit children’s charities. Held at Holman Stadium, the sold-out event raised well over $200,000 for the Jake Owen Foundation, which supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and youth organizations in Indian River County, Florida, including Autism Speaks and the Mardy Fish Foundation. The Platinum-selling vocalist – who brought friends the Eli Young Band, Parmalee, The Cadillac Three and Thomas Rhett, to warm up the crowd – took his signature kicked-back yet bring it performance to over 650,000 fans on the 75-plus ci

Kidde and Country Music Stars Chris Young and Kix Brooks Increase Fire Safety and Help Burn-Injured

Kidde Fire Safety joined country music stars Chris Young and Kix Brooks and fire service leaders to offer their support to new campaigns that will help protect families and assist burn-injured firefighters. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Kidde will donate 2,000 Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke alarms to fire departments in select cities along Young’s 2015 A.M. World Tour and will contribute $25,000 to sponsor Phoenix Society’s new Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) program to support burned firefighters. Every year, approximately 100 firefighters d

'No Shave November' participants come together for annual day one beardless photo

Participants of the fourth annual No Shave November benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital united at the CMA building in Nashville on Friday, October 31st, to capture their freshly shaved faces before the competition was underway. Music industry and radio station professionals, along with some of today’s hottest country stars have thrown away their razors for the month, and are allowing their facial hair to grow freely. Pictured (L-R): Front Row - Christian Bottorff (CMA), Bill Macky (Black River), Brian Rhoades(Black River), Greg McCarn (Black River), April Johnson (Country Aircheck), Robin Rhodes(Premiere), Josh Easler (RCA) Middle Row: Sean Patrick McGraw (Artist), Tim McFadden

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