Mike Ragogna: Bob, where did the idea come from to start up a Songwriter's Series at the CMA and what's its significant history to this point?
Bob DiPiero: I have been a CMA board member for well over a decade. The CMA Awards show was broadcast from NYC for the first time ten years ago. I wanted the Nashville songwriting community to have an impactful profile during this big occasion. The CMA Songwriting Series was born from that idea.