Jo Walker-Meador, renowned Country music leader, dies aged 93

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Jo Walker-Meador, renowned Country music leader, dies aged 93

Giant of the Country music world, Jo Walker-Meador, has died aged 93 at her home in Nashville following complications from a stroke.
Even if you haven’t heard of her, Meador was a giant in the country music world. Meador was the first full-time employee hired by the Country Music Association and committed almost three decades of her life serving as the Executive Director of the CMA – a testament to her passion for the genre.
Among her long list of accomplishments are the creation and implementation of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Awards. Meador is hailed for being part of the reason that American Country music increased in popularity around the globe, despite entering the industry without a Country music background.

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