Relocation of the Week

By Chris Willman
Updated October 15, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

Country will definitely go to town when the Nov. 15, 2005, CMA Awards take place at Madison Square Garden, breaking a 38-year Nashville tradition. ”We expect some media slants of ‘What are these cowboys doing in Manhattan?”’ laughs CMA executive director Ed Benson. ”But sales-wise, it’s country’s No. 1 or 2 market.” Just remember when you get to the meatpacking district, folks: That ain’t no redneck woman!