NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – The County Music Association (CMA) has announced that Steve Moore has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive Officer at the association, effective immediately.
After serving as Interim CEO, then becoming CEO two and a half years ago, Moore was a key figure in landing a long-term deal for television partnership with broadcaster ABC for the annual CMA Awards, the CMA Music Festival special, and the “CMA Country Christmas.”
Moore was also instrumental in fostering country music internationally, launching events such as the U.K. Songwriters Series, the first ever International Marketing Summit in Paris, France, and the inaugural Country 2 Country (C2C) Country Music Festival at the legendary O2 center in London in 2013.
A longtime member of the CMA Board of Directors (since 1989), Moore was elected President in 2008 and Chairman in 2009 before being asked to fill in as interim director of CMA after former CEO Tammy Genovese resigned in December 2009.
Moore has been prominent in the Nashville music community for more than two decades, going back to his appointment as the first Executive Director of the popular concert venue Starwood Amphitheater and extending through his work as Senior Vice President at AEG Live. Over the course of his career, Moore earned SRO Awards as Promoter of the Year three times.
Moore said, “After nearly four years in this position, and given the phenomenal success that the CMA team has achieved, this seemed like an appropriate time to step aside and pursue other corporate and philanthropic opportunities.”
Troy Tomlinson, the Country Music Association Board of Directors Chairman said, “Steve Moore’s dedication and hard work as a CMA Board member, CMA Board leader, and as CEO have taken our organization to new levels of success. He’s been a tremendous asset to CMA due to his high regard in the industry as a resourceful and tenacious advocate for Country Music.” – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers