Country Music Association of Australia

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The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) is an association formed in 1992[1] that promotes and represents the Australian country music industry. As the peak national industry body, its activities include organisation, promotion and staging of the CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, CMAA Australian College of Country Music, CMAA College Graduation Concert, CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards, CMAA Golden Guitar Winners' Concerts and the CMAA Australian National Bluegrass Championship.[2][3] Additionally the association is involved in industry research, professional development and promotion. In January 2003 John Williamson took over as chair of the association.[4]


  1. ^ "About CMAA". Country Music Association of Australia. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2007.
  2. ^ Ellis, Max (November 2005). "How Tamworth became the country music capital". Australian Folklore (20): 245–255. ISBN 978-1-86389-785-3. ISSN 0819-0852.
  3. ^ Shedden, Iain (13 January 1999). "Too big for its boots". The Australian. p. 13. ISSN 1038-8761.
  4. ^ Eliezer, Christie (14 January 2003), "Oz Country Music body names chair", Billboard, e5 Global Media, LLC: 3(1), retrieved 5 July 2015

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