CMA Awards Staying in Nashville

The Country Music Association’s board of directors voted Friday (Feb. 8) to table discussions about moving its annual awards show to a location other than Nashville. New York and Atlanta invited the CMA to consider bringing the awards to their cities for a year. Music industry leaders will work with Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell to plan the future of the show. “We are pleased,” said CMA chief Ed Benson, “that the mayor has expressed a strong interest in helping us achieve our goals to grow the industry.” This year’s show is set for Nov. 6. 02/08/02