CMA Gives International Awards

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• March 26, 2013

Chris Young and The Band Perry were on-hand to assist in honoring radio personnel and artists in Australia with CMA Awards. During Australia’s CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival (March 15-17), Country artist Chris Young presented the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award to David Burton. Burton has been an on-air Country radio personality in Australia for the last nine years. Based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Burton appears on Country station 4GR.

PIctured (L-R): CMA Board member Marion Kraft, Burton, Chris Young and CMA Board member Rob Potts.

PIctured (L-R): CMA Board member Marion Kraft, Burton, Chris Young and CMA Board member Rob Potts.

Meanwhile, The Band Perry surprised artist Jasmine Rae with the Global Country Artist Award. Rae has one of the fastest-rising careers of any local artist in Australia. Her debut album Look It Up yielded three No. 1 singles.

Pictured (L-R): The Band Perry's Neil and Kimberly Perry, Rae, The Band Perry's Reid Perry, and CMA Board member Rob Potts.

Pictured (L-R): The Band Perry’s Neil and Kimberly Perry, Rae, The Band Perry’s Reid Perry, and CMA Board member Rob Potts.

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CMR Nashville and Django Promotions CEO and Owner Lee Williams was presented with the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award during the CMA International Country Music Summit at Disneyland Paris on March 1. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions to the development of Country Music in their country.

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Pictured (L-R): CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore, CMA Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce, and Williams. Photo Credit: Ky Chung

 

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