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Academy of Country Music® Announces Officers and New Board of Directors for 2015-2016

Academy of Country Music® Announces Officers and New Board of Directors for 2015-2016

ENCINO, CA (October 22, 2015) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. Previously announced officers include Chairman Paul Barnabee, President Ken Tucker, Vice President Ben Vaughn, Treasurer Duane Clark, Parliamentarian Paul Moore, Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois and Secretary Tiffany Moon.

This year, there were six qualifying professional categories elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Paul Barnabee, President Ken Tucker and Vice President Ben Vaughn. 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):

Tony Brown, TBE Enterprises
Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management / 377 Management
Byron Gallimore, Streamsound
Rusty Gaston, THiS Music
Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Michael Knox, Michael Knox Productions / peermusic Nashville
Dustin Lynch
David Macias, Thirty Tigers
Chris Parr, MAVERICK
Kimberly Perry
Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville
Cole Swindell
Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

Newly appointed members of the Board of Directors include:

Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Bradley Collins, BMI
Crystal Dishmon, ShopKeeper Management
Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
Brandon Gill, Morris Higham Management
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.
Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music
Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
Gayle Holcomb, WME
T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
Greg McCarn, Black River Records
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Daniel Miller, Fusion Management
Carmen Romano, FBMM
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group

“I’m excited to work with so many committed industry leaders who have invested their time and shown real devotion to hands-on involvement with the Academy,” said Barnabee. “As a team, we have helped the ACM brand accomplish record-setting feats this year and I know we all look forward to more excitement in 2016.”

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 programing 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.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-2016

OFFICERS

Chairman – Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
President – Ken Tucker, Apple
Vice President – Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Nashville
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
Dustin Lynch
Kimberly Perry
Cole Swindell

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOR

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises
Troy Volhoffer, Premier Global Partners
Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

COMPOSER

Lee Thomas Miller

MANAGER

George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management / 377 Management
Chris Parr, MAVERICK

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO

Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
Rusty Gaston, THiS Music

ON-AIR PERSONALITY

Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

RADIO

Charlie Cook, Cumulus Nashville

RECORD COMPANY

Byron Gallimore, Streamsound
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
David Macias, Thirty Tigers
Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville

TALENT AGENT

Curt Motley, PARADIGM Agency

TALENT BUYER/PROMOTER

Brad Garrett, Police Productions
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation

TV/MOTION PICTURE

Tom Forrest, taillight

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Bradley Collins, BMI
Ross Copperman
Benson Curb
, Curb Records
Dallas Davidson
John Dickey
Crystal Dishmon, Shopkeeper Management
Kerri Edwards, KPEntertainment
Seth England, Big Loud Shirt Music Publishing*
Chris Farren, Combustion Music
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
Leslie Fram, CMT
Jay Frank, Universal Music Group
Brandon Gill, Morris Higham Management
Jimmy Harnen, BMLG
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.
Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music
Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GREENROOM
Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
Gayle Holcomb, WME
Laura Hutfless, FlyteVu
T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
Jon Loba, BBR Music Group
Greg McCarn, Black River Records
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
Daniel Miller, Fusion Management
Chris Oliveria, CBS Radio*
Carmen Romano, FBMM
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
Kimberly Schlapman
Lane Wilson, WME

PAST CHAIRS

Darin Murphy, CAA
Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville
Butch Waugh
Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters
John Grady, Crush Management
Rod Essig, CAA

*Selected by the officer leadership team to fill the remaining period of vacated one-year director-at-large terms.

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