Combs, Wallen, Moore nominated for CMA International Awards
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Combs, Wallen, Moore nominated for CMA International Awards

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and Kip Moore are vying for the International Artist Achievement Award as part of the 2023 CMA International Awards.

The Country Music Association  revealed today the nominees for the awards.

The awards honor artists and industry executives who have supported and impacted the growth and promotion of countruy in the international marketplace. Nominees are recognized in multiple categories and voted on by international members of CMA along with a select panel of U.S.-based professionals who have extensive knowledge in the international country music industry. These nominees from Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. are honored for their continued efforts in expanding country's reach around the globe.

"As we continue to see country music grow globally, it is thanks in large part to those who have supported our mission and spearheaded events, initiatives and programming to reach new territories around the world," says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "The dedication from each of these nominees has made them a vital part of the success of our genre internationally, and we cannot wait to celebrate them in the coming months."

"We cannot thank our international award nominees enough for their passion and efforts in expanding our international markets," says Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations & Development. "As we look across the international landscape, it is evident that country music has more opportunity than ever to continue expanding across the globe. These international nominees are leading the charge in making that happen. We are grateful for their knowledge and commitment to representing our genre as well as their unwavering passion and commitment to expanding our international markets."

Voting for the 2023 CMA International Awards is open now through Thursday, Sept. 28. Winners will be announced later this year.

Nominees are: International Artist Achievement Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who has demonstrated the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the country industry outside of the U.S. during the eligibility period. 
Luke Combs
Kip Moore
Morgan Wallen

Walker Meador International Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual in advocating and supporting country music's marketing development in territories outside the U.S. 
Jon Cauwood (U.K. – Music Consultant)
Sina Hall (Germany – Semmel Concerts)
Natalie Waller (Australia – ABC Music)

Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual who has made important contributions to the live music industry by extending performance opportunities and building live audiences for country outside of the U.S.
Susan Heymann (Australia – Frontier Touring)
Anna-Sophie Mertens (U.K. – Live Nation)
Ron Sakamoto (Canada – Gold and Gold Productions, LTD.)
Neil Warnock, MBE (U.K. – United Talent Agency)

Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the media as they relate to country outside of the U.S.
Jill Johnson (Sweden – 'Jills Veranda' SVT)
Richard Murdoch (Scotland – BBC Radio)
Dayna Bourgoin (Canada – Pure Country Radio, iHeart Radio)

International Country Broadcaster Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a radio broadcaster or syndicated radio reporter outside the U.S. who has made important contributions for the development of country in his/her country.
Stefanie Juneman (Germany – FM Maximum Roc)
Joakim Richardson (Sweden – Go Country)
Ricky Ross (U.K. – BBC Radio Scotland)
Justin Thomson (Australia – KIX Country)
Wimpie van der Sandt (South Africa – Bok Radio)

Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievements by a country artist signed outside of the U.S. The artist must have furthered the popularity of country as well as brought attention to the country format in their foreign-based territory.
Casey Barnes (Australia)
Kaylee Bell (New Zealand)
Tebey (Canada)

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