CMA Offers Lifetime Memberships

Country Music Association members of 10 years or longer, and in the music biz for 15, can now become Lifetime members for a onetime fee of $1,000, the CMA announced Aug. 22.

CMA memberships for individual members run $100 annually and include voting privileges in the CMA Awards, health care, directory access and other perks.

Lifetime membership was complimentary for artists who were finalists for CMA Awards, members of the Grand Ole Opry or Country Music Hall of Fame, or recipients of the CMA Broadcast Personality Awards.

Those interested in a lifetime membership can contact the CMA membership department of visit its website at