CMA To Present Inaugural ‘Touring Musician Award’ During CMA Fest

CMA To Present Inaugural ‘Touring Musician Award’ During CMA Fest

The Country Music Association’s longstanding commitment to honoring excellence in the Country genre will be expanded to honor the hard work of touring instrumentalists and background vocalists through the new CMA Touring Musician Award. The inaugural award will be presented during the 2011 CMA Music Festival, held Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville.

The Touring Musician Award was established by the CMA Board of Directors and will be presented annually at CMA Music Festival. This Award will be given in recognition of a touring musician who is known primarily as an instrumentalist or background vocalist in a non-headlining capacity. In order to qualify, a musician must have toured with an artist in the Country Music industry.