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Academy of Country Music® Announces Officers and New Board of Directors for 2014-2015

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2014-2015

ENCINO, CA (October 22, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term, along with an additional Officer position of Sergeant-at-Arms. Tim DuBois of Artist Management Partners has been selected for this new position, by current ACM officers, as previously announced, including Treasurer Duane Clark, Parliamentarian Paul Moore and Secretary Tiffany Moon.

This year, there were thirteen qualifying professional categories that were elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Darin Murphy, President Paul Barnabee and Vice President Ken Tucker. Directors are elected from each category based on the number of members in that category. Each director serves staggered two-year terms, with half the board membership changing each year.

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors include (full board listing with categories also attached):

1. Lee Brice
2. Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions
3. Charlie Cook, Cumulus Nashville
4. George Couri, Triple 8 Management
5. Tom Forrest, taillight
6. Brad Garrett, Police Productions
7. Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises
8. Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40
9. Mike Kraski, Tenacity Management
10. Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
11. Kathy Armistead Olen, Atticus Brand Partners
12. Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
13. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
14. Lee Thomas Miller
15. Curt Motley, PARADIGM Agency
16. Brian O’Connell, LiveNation
17. Troy Volhoffer, Premier Global Partners

Newly appointed members of the Board of Directors include:

1. Ross Copperman
2. Benson Curb, Curb Records
3. Dallas Davidson
4. John Dickey, Cumulus Media
5. Chris Farren, Combustion Music
6. Leslie Fram, CMT
7. Jay Frank, DigSin
8. Jimmy Harnen, BMLG
9. Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GREENROOM
10. Laura Hutfless, CAA
11. Clay Hunnicutt, Clear Channel
12. Kurt Johnson, Townsquare Media
13. Marion Kraft, Shopkeeper Management
14. Jon Loba, BBR Music Group
15. Dan Mason, CBS Radio
16. Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
17. Greg Oswald, WME
18. Kimberly Schlapman

“We are thankful to have such an amazing team of industry leaders who are committed to helping the Academy celebrate its 50th anniversary with a record breaking show in Texas,” said ACM Chairman Darin Murphy. “It’s one of the most exciting times in the Academy’s history and this group of professionals are up to the task.”

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programming and film production. Comprised of more than 4,300 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-2015

OFFICERS

Chairman Darin Murphy, CAA
President Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
Vice President Ken Tucker, Apple
Treasurer Duane Clark, FBMM
Parliamentarian Paul Moore, PGM Connections, LLC.
Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners
Secretary Tiffany Moon, Academy of Country Music

AFFILIATED

Tony Brown, TBE
Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions
Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville
Mike Kraski, Tenacity Management
Kathy Armistead Olen, Atticus Brand Partners

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI

Lee Brice
Craig Morgan
Kimberly Perry, The Band Perry
Dave Pomeroy, Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOR

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises
Troy Volhoffer, Premier Global Partners

COMPOSER

Lee Thomas Miller

MANAGER

George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management
Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO

Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP

ON-AIR PERSONALITY

Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

RADIO

Charlie Cook, Cumulus Nashville

RECORD COMPANY

Tom Baldrica
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
Greg McCarn, Black River Entertainment
Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville

TALENT AGENT

Curt Motley, PARADIGM Agency

TALENT BUYER/PROMOTER

Brad Garrett, Police Productions
Brian O’Connell, LiveNation

TV/MOTION PICTURE

Tom Forrest, taillight

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Robert Allen, 13 Management Laura Hutfless, CAA
Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck Kurt Johnson, Townsquare Media*
Ross Copperman T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
Benson Curb, Curb Records Marion Kraft, Shopkeeper Management*
Dallas Davidson Jon Loba, BBR Music Group
John Dickey, Cumulus Media Dan Mason, CBS Radio
Chris Farren, Combustion Music Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry Betsy McHugh, Martingale Entertainment
Leslie Fram, CMT Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
Jay Frank, DigSin Greg Oswald, WME
Brandon Gill, Morris Artist Management Chris Parr, Spalding Entertainment
Jimmy Harnen, BMLG Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music Kimberly Schlapman
Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GREENROOM Sally Seitz, iTunes
Gayle Holcomb, WME Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Nashville
Clay Hunnicutt, Clear Channel Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar

PAST CHAIRS

Ken Robold
Butch Waugh
Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters
Rod Essig, CAA
John Grady, Crush Management
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

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