10/22/2015

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):

  1. Tony Brown, TBE Enterprises
  2. Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management / 377 Management
  3. Byron Gallimore, Streamsound
  4. Rusty Gaston, THiS Music
  5. Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
  6. Michael Knox, Michael Knox Productions / peermusic Nashville
  7. Dustin Lynch
  8. David Macias, Thirty Tigers
  9. Chris Parr, MAVERICK
  10. Kimberly Perry
  11. Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville
  12. Cole Swindell
  13. Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

Newly appointed members of the Board of Directors include:

  1. Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
  2. Bradley Collins, BMI
  3. Crystal Dishmon, ShopKeeper Management
  4. Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment
  5. Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
  6. Brandon Gill, Morris Higham Management
  7. Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.
  8. Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music
  9. Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
  10. Gayle Holcomb, WME
  11. T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
  12. Greg McCarn, Black River Records
  13. Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
  14. Daniel Miller, Fusion Management
  15. Carmen Romano, FBMM
  16. 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.

 

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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.

 

Media Contact:

Brooke Primero

Academy of Country Music

Ph 818.815.4219

brooke@acmcountry.com