Tammy Genovese Receives Canadian Country Music Association's Leonard T. Rambeau International Award
Tammy Genovese Receives Canadian Country Music Association's Leonard T. Rambeau International Award Of Achievement
[USPRwire, Tue Jun 16 2009] The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) presented CMA CEO Tammy Genovese the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award last night, June 8, in Nashville, Tenn. at the CMA Global Artist Party.
The award recognizes an individual that has demonstrated extraordinary efforts in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally. It was presented to Genovese Monday night at downtown venue The Stage by 1st Vice Chair of the CCMA Board of Directors, Jim Cressman.
"With her engaging personality and diligent work ethic, Tammy Genovese has been a great ambassador and representative for country music both domestically and internationally," said Cressman.
Genovese was on hand to accept her award and attend the annual CMA Global Artist Party, which included performances from Canadian artists George Canyon and Victoria Banks. Additional Canadian performers appearing in Nashville this week include Codie Prevost and Greg Hanna at the AristoMedia Global Showcase. Emerson Drive and Dean Brody will also perform on stages at the CMA Music Festival.
"Tammy Genovese has continually shown outstanding support for the CCMA," said Chair of the CCMA Board of Directors, Jackie-Rae Greening. "From attending Canadian Country Music Week, to the great exposure Canadian artists have received at the CMA Music Festival every June, we feel Tammy is a very worthy recipient of the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the CCMA staff and our entire association, we'd like to thank Tammy for thinking globally when she thinks country music."
Genovese joined the CMA staff in 1985 as Coordinator of Administrative Services. Working her way through several positions in the Association, she assumed the top leadership position as Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Genovese received her bachelor's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and her MBA from the University of Phoenix online graduate program. In 2007, Genovese was named on Nashville's Forward 50 list and for the second consecutive year, Billboard included her on its annual "Top 20 Women in Music List," representing the 20 most influential female executives in the music industry.
About the CCMA:
The CCMA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the growth and development of Canadian country music. For 30 years the CCMA has marked each September with Country Music Week, a four-day conference and celebration culminating in the internationally broadcast CCMA Awards (established 1983). Country Music Week is one of the largest music events in Canada with a combination of activities for both community and industry, including showcase opportunities for newcomers, educational seminars and an all day FanFest that delivers Canada's stars to the community. In 2009, Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards will be held in Vancouver, BC from September 10-13.