Encino, CA (August 8, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing its newly elected officers for the 2019-2020 term. Stepping into these roles, includes Chairman Ed Warm, President Lori Badgett, Vice-President Chuck Aly, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Sergeant-at-Arms Gayle Holcomb, Parliamentarian Paul Moore and Secretary Tommy Moore. As voted on by the membership, this term will be the first year the Chairman’s positions become effective in August, prior officer terms were in effect November to November.


“I’ve greatly enjoyed my involvement with the Academy and am looking forward to carrying the torch from Duane. I’m proud to work with the many talented industry people who volunteer their time for our artists, industry and fans,” said ACM Chairman Ed Warm.


“The Academy’s history is one of continually building upon its successes and supporting the artists we love and the music they create that shapes our culture. I am grateful for and proud of the hard work and dedication of the Academy’s board, our partners and our passionate staff. With Ed stepping in as Chairman, I am confident we are in the best hands to guide our organization to new heights.  This year, we decided the Academy would benefit by officers serving an August to August term better positioned during the Awards cycle. I look forward to seeing the Academy continue to grow and achieve greatness in its future and am excited to see Ed’s leadership in action,” said past Chairman Duane Clark.

Chairman of the Board                Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

President                                       Lori Badgett, City National Bank

Vice-President                              Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck

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

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 4,200 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto or



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