BRAD PAISLEY TAKE CMA INTERNATIONAL ARTIST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT HOME


BRAD PAISLEY SURPRISED WITH CMA INTERNATIONAL
ARTIST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BACKSTAGE AT 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

NASHVILLE – While
participating in a press conference backstage at LP Field on Thursday, June 7
before his performance at 2012 CMA Music Festival,
Brad Paisley was surprised
when CMA Chief Executive Officer
Steve Moore presented him
with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.

“Brad is an outstanding
ambassador for Country Music around the globe,” said Moore. “CMA is proud
to present him with our International Artist Achievement Award.”

The CMA
International Artist Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a
U.S.-based artist who contributes to the awareness and development of Country
Music outside the United States.

Since 2000, Paisley has performed in
Canada, Europe, and Japan. In 2010, he played in London for the first time and
performed in front of two sold-out audiences at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire before
travelling to Norway for the Notodden Musikk Festival. In 2011, he played a highly
acclaimed show at the O2 Arena in London; three sold-out shows in Ireland; and
four shows in Scandinavia where he performed in front of a combined total of more than 40,000 fans.

Previous
winners include Bellamy Brothers, Dierks Bentley, BR5 49, Brooks & Dunn, Dixie
Chicks, Lonestar, The Mavericks, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Shania
Twain, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, and Dwight Yoakam.  

 


Brad
Paisley was presented with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award at LP
Field on Thursday, June 7 before his performance at 2012 CMA Music Festival.(l-r)
CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore; Brad Paisley; and Sony Music Nashville
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and CMA Board of Directors Chairman, Gary Overton

Photo credit: Caitlin Selle/CMA.

Brad Paisley
meets legendary Cuban musician Pancho Amat backstage at LP Field before his concert
as part of 2012 CMA Music Festival. (l-r) CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore,
guitarist Dayron Ortega, Brad Paisley, and Cuban artist Pancho Amat.

Photo credit:
Christian Bottorff/CMA.

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