Taylor Swift, Jeff Walker, And Bob Harris Recognized At 2013 CMA International Awards Reception
International and domestic industry professionals alike gathered this evening at the Country Music Hall of Fame for the annual CMA International Media Reception and the presentation of the 2013 CMA International Awards. Jeff Walker was the recipient of the Jo Walker-Meador Award which recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or company in advocating and supporting Country Music’s marketing development in territories outside the United States. Bob Harris received the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award which recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions for the development of Country Music in their country. The International Artist Award for 2013 was presented to Taylor Swift for the second time – she first received the award in 2009. The Award is presented for outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who contributes to the awareness and development of Country Music outside the United States.
Hosted for the sixth consecutive time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 47thAnnual CMA Awards” will air tonight live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8:00 PM/ET on the ABC Television Network.