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

10/22/2014

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. BensonCurb, 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, iHeartMedia
  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 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.

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-201

 

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, iHeartMedia                                                          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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