CMA teams with ZinePak for commemorative fan package

The CMA Awards is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a limited-edition, commemorative fan package. The package, created by New York-based entertainment agency ZinePak, pairs an 80 page magazine and 20 song CD with trading cards featuring the 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year nominees. The ZinePak includes fun facts, photos, and artist interviews and insights that bring “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” to life. Limited copies of the package will available at Walmart stores nationwide and beginning Friday, October 21st. The sale price is $11.88, while supplies last.

“The ZinePak is great representation of the songs and artists that are nominated for the 50th Anniversary CMA Awards and a great way for fans to learn more about their favorite nominees. Having this product available exclusively in Walmart nationwide is another avenue to support our industry and to interact and connect with the fans,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” ZinePak is the only place CMA’s history-making song, “Forever Country,” is available for physical purchase on CD. In honor of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” the song features 30 CMA Award-winning acts performing a medley of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” Denver, Nelson, and Parton are all former CMA Entertainers of the Year.

A collectible set of five trading cards featuring New Artist of the Year nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, and Cole Swindell, is also exclusively included in each package.

The compilation album in the ZinePak package includes hits from hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and a curated group of CMA Awards nominees, including Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban, among others.


1. Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
2. Without a Fight (feat. Demi Lovato) – Brad Paisley
3. Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
4. 21 Summer – Brothers Osborne
5. Burning House – Cam
6. Fire Away – Chris Stapleton
7. Think of You (Duet with Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young
8. You Should Be Here – Cole Swindell
9. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
10. Somewhere On A Beach – Dierks Bentley
11. Dime Store Cowgirl – Kacey Musgraves
12. Wasted Time – Keith Urban
13. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini
14. Pain Killer – Little Big Town
15. Sierra – Maddie & Tae
16. My Church – Maren Morris
17. Break Up with Him – Old Dominion
18. I Like the Sound of That – Rascal Flatts
19. Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
20. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2nd from 8-11 pm ET on the ABC Television Network. Performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood performing a medley of country classics, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves and more.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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