Robert Deaton (Photo: Jessica Lewis)
NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) – The Country Music Association has announced an extension of its partnership with Robert Deaton, the longtime producer of the CMA’s various television properties.
The deal will see Deaton continue to oversee production of CMA’s flagship awards show, as well as the CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas show until at least 2026.
A seasoned television producer, Deaton has overseen the presentation of CMA shows since 2007. He has also directed over 200 music videos for a variety of influential artists and produced some of the most successful unique shows on network television, including ” Sports Illustrated: 50 Years of Beautiful âon NBC as well as theâ Soul to Soul âresidency in Las Vegas for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
He was also executive producer of “The Passion with Tyler Perry” for Fox Broadcasting and is currently executive producer of the Billboard Music Awards on NBC.
âRobert Deaton’s passion for country music and the history of the genre is truly special,â said Sarah Trahern, CEO of CMA. âHis extraordinary vision continues to elevate the CMA Awards, ‘CMA Fest’ and ‘CMA Country Christmas’, providing unique TV moments for music fans throughout the year. I love seeing music come to life through his eyes and am incredibly grateful for five more years with such a great partner.
âI couldn’t be prouder and more honored to plant my long-term flag with my family at CMA,â said Deaton. âThis is my home, these are my people. I am blessed beyond measure.