Los Angeles, CA (August 12, 2021) – The Academy of Country Music® and ACM Lifting Lives® announced today its newly- elected officers for the 2021-2022 term. Stepping into these roles for the Academy of Country Music are, Chair Lori Badgett, Vice-Chair Chuck Aly, Vice-President Ebie McFarland, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Sergeant-at-Arms Gayle Holcomb, Parliamentarian Paul Moore and Secretary Tommy Moore. Stepping into these roles for ACM Lifting Lives are, Chair Troy Vollhoffer, Vice-Chair Lorie Lytle, Vice-President Daniel Miller, Treasurer Duane Clark and Secretary Taylor Wolf.

“After the year the music industry has gone through, we have been so proud of what the Academy and ACM Lifting Lives staff, boards, artists, partners and our community have been able to accomplish. It was incredible to have a front-seat view of the dedication to bringing live music to the forefront both virtually and through our television screens as well as aid to those in need during an ever-changing time. We look forward to the great future that is in store for both historic organizations and we’re so proud to have ACM and ACM Lifting Lives Boards in the hands of Lori Badgett and Troy Vollhoffer respectively,” said past ACM Chair Ed Warm and past ACM Lifting Lives Chair Paul Barnabee.

Academy of Country Music Officers:

Chair of the Board Lori Badgett, City National Bank

Vice-Chair Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck

Vice-President Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

Treasurer* Carmen Romano, FBMM

Sergeant-at-Arms Gayle Holcomb, WME

Parliamentarian Paul Moore, PGM Connections

Secretary Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music

*Treasurer elected in 2019 for a three-year term

ACM Lifting Lives Officers:

Chair of the Board Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production

Vice-Chair Lorie Lytle, Fridrich & Clark Realty

Vice-President Daniel Miller, Fusion Music

Treasurer Duane Clark, FBMM

Secretary Taylor Wolf, ACM Lifting Lives

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 4,550 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto or

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® funds music health programs while also serving members of the music community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives has funded national music therapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of the recipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome and individuals with mental illness. For more information, please visit