Country Awards Go Global

The Country Music Association this year is recognizing genre artists from unexpected places – like the Netherlands, Switzerland and Japan.

Nominees for Global Country Artist awards include the Netherlands’ Ruud Hermans, Switzerland’s John Brak, Japan’s Charlie Nagatani, Ireland’s Daniel O’Dennell, Austrailia’s Adam Harvey, and Canada’s George Canyon and Jason McCoy.

Candidates are chosen from artists nominated by CMA’s international membership. The winner will be invited to accept the award at the 2006 CMA Music Festival in Nashville July 8-11.