CMA Close Up: New Artist Spotlight – Mo Pitney

CMA CLOSE UP NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Mo Pitney By Bob Doerschuk © 2015 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. You might have to go back to Josh Turner to find a singer like Mo Pitney — one whose voice so effortlessly embraces Country tradition and expresses more through understatement than many …

CMA CLOSE UP: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES ACHIEVES 10-YEAR MILESTONE

CMA CLOSE UP: CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES ACHIEVES 10-YEAR MILESTONE By Alan Light © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. In 2005, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Bob DiPiero came up with the idea of presenting a “songwriters in the round” show at Joe’s Pub in New York City, presented …

CMA Close Up News Service: American Young

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: American Young By Bob Doerschuk © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. When two artists, already wise to the ways of the Country Music world, form a duo, the result can be more varied than what you often get from sibling pairs. When the twosome is Kristy …

CMA Close Up: Cowboy Jack Clement’s Last Ride

CMA Close Up:  Cowboy Jack Clement’s Last Ride Cowboy Jack Clement was a singer, songwriter, record producer, movie maker, song publisher, record label executive, ballroom dancer, bandleader, video pioneer and recording studio innovator. He was also a born showman. The one thing he wasn’t was a cowboy — he hated horses and didn’t wear boots. …

CMA Close Up: Little Big Town Host “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

  CMA Close Up: Little Big Town Host “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”   When you see Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, a.k.a. Little Big Town, looking like they’re having a ball as hosts of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” that’s because they are. “It’s not like …

CMA Close Up News Service: Mary Sarah

CMA Close Up News Service  New Artist Spotlight: Mary Sarah  Photo Credit: Russ Harrington Mary Sarah may keep her last name secret, but she’s no secret to the legends who guest on her first album, Bridges, produced by Kent Wells, executive produced by Freddy Powers and released July 8 on Cleopatra Records. She nails stratospheric …