Jo Walker-Meador.

Jo Walker-Meador, one of the pioneers of what we now know as country music, died at age 93, in Nashville, today, Aug. 16, after suffering a stroke.

Walker-Meador was the first hire at the Country Music Association (CMA) and she led the organization from 1962-1991. Prior to her executive role, Walker-Meador worked as the office manager of the association.

Walker-Meador led the charge to get the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum built and also had a hand in creat...


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