Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

Music City has made its choice! Since the surprise resignation of Steve Moore, former president of the Country Music Association on June 30, the powers the be in Nashville have been in search of a new president.

Sarah Trahern

Sarah Trahern

Steve Moore

Steve Moore

After an extensive research, a vote was finally taken to elect new president. Her name is Sarah Trahern and she takes the reins of the CMA in January 2014! A native of Illinois, Sarah Trahern is far from being a novice in the world of country music. beginning in 2005 she held the position of Senior Vice President of the television channel GAC, Great American Country, and from 2010, she was CEO!

The search was by no means random. As stated in the American press, Troy Tomlinson, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CMA:

Troy Tomlinson

Troy Tomlinson

“We have elected a leader for her talent, but also her knowledge of the world of country music and of course television.” Due to her position at the highest level in the general direction of GAC, Sarah Trahern is well known to record labels, publicists, publishers as well as country artists, which not be will be a surprise to anyone!

Sarah with Alan Jackson

Sarah with Alan Jackson

Sarah woth Jason Aldean

Sarah with Jason Aldean

Sarah with Kenney Chesney

Sarah with Kenney Chesney

Following in the footsteps of her predecessor Steve Moore, Sarah will be responsible for continuing to export U.S. country music to Europe and the rest of the world. We welcome Sarah Trahern to the post of President of the CMA and we wish her success.