CMA To Honor Louis Messina With Touring Lifetime Achievement Award


NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association will honor the Messina Touring Group’s CEO Louis Messina with this year’s CMA Touring Lifetime Achievement Award. Messina received the news personally from Country legend George Strait, who made a surprise phone call last Friday morning. Final voting for the CMA Touring Awards, which highlight vital behind-the-scenes members of the touring industry, closes Thursday, Dec. 13. The CMA Touring Awards will take place Monday, Jan. 28 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. Jerrod Niemann will return to host the ceremony.