Don Howard

Don Howard, a former ACM Board Member who launched his music industry career in Hollywood, died on April 16, 2022. He was 83. Howard was born in Floyd, Texas, but moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s. His mother, Bea Terry, had already established herself in Country Music circles as a magazine columnist, publicist and radio promoter, among other roles. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Howard developed his own career as a booking agent, manager, and music publisher. He met his wife of 54 years, Marti, at the famed Palomino Club. In 1978, Howard and his family relocated to Sanger, Texas, where he worked in construction and real estate. At the time of his death, he was preparing to publish a memoir entitled Bea and Me.