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Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association (CMA) is the premier trade association of the Country Music industry. Representing professionals making a living in Country Music globally, the organization serves as a critical resource of support and information, honors excellence in the genre and provides a forum for industry leadership. CMA is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the world through a number of core programs and initiatives including the organization’s three annual television properties—the CMA Awards, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” all of which air on ABC. The organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation, works tirelessly to provide equitable access to music education in order to create impactful change for students and teachers across the United States.

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Fascinating Facts About Music

Music has been an integral part of people’s lives for thousands of years. It is an art form, a cultural medium and in modern times has become a multibillion dollar industry including production, distribution, publishing, live concerts and album sales.

A song or instrumental can evoke strong emotions in us depending on what it is about the lyrics and melody that makes it so powerful. It can make you feel happy or sad, and even change your perception of the world around you. Happy songs can lift your mood and make you feel positive about the future, while sad ones help you relate to the hard truths in life.

One of the most fascinating facts about Music is that it has a healing effect on the human body. Studies have shown that listening to music can lower your blood pressure, reduce anxiety and depression, as well as boost the immune system. This is why many hospitals use music therapy for their patients.


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