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CMA Elects New Directors And Officers

New Directors and Officers have been elected to serve on
the Board of the Country Music Association. CAA's Ron Baird assumes the post
of Chairman of the Board, and Charlie Anderson, President/CEO of Anderson
News Corporation, has been elected President. Directors, who were elected on
November 7 during CMA's annual meeting, serve two-year terms. Officers, who
were voted on by the directors on November 9, serve one-year terms.

New directors are:

Paul Corbin, BMI
Steve Moore, TBA Entertainment Corporation
Tim Wipperman, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Dick Gary, Gary Group, Santa Monica, Calif.
Dann Huff, Huff/Bright Productions
Marcus Hummon, BMG Music Publishing
Iain Snodgrass, UMI, London, England
Donna Hilley, Sony ATV/Music Publishing
Clarence Spalding, TBA Entertainment Corporation
Brian Mansfield, USA Today/BeMusic
Mick Anselmo, KEEY-FM, Minneapolis
Rusty Walker, Rusty Walker Programming
Joe Galante, RCA Label Group
Sue Peterson, Target Stores, Minneapolis
Louis Messina, The Messina Group, Houston, Texas
Brian Phillips, CMT

New officers are:

Charlie Anderson, Anderson News Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Executive Vice President

Kix Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, B&D, Inc.

Vice Presidents

Jerry Bradley, Forrest Hills Music
Steve Buchanan, Grand Ole Opry Group
Tony Conway, Buddy Lee Attractions
Bob DiPiero, Sony ATV/Love Monkey Music
Mike Dungan, Capitol Nashville Records
Kitty Moon Emery, Scene Three Media Works
Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Hartley Company
Lon Helton, Radio & Records
Pat Higdon, Universal Music Publishing
Eric Logan, WUSN, Chicago
Nancy Shapiro, Recording Academy
Rick Shipp, William Morris Agency
Peter Stroh, J. Walter Thompson USA, Inc., Detroit
E. W. (Bud) Wendell

International Vice President

Bruce Allen, Bruce Allen Talent, Vancouver, BC


Larry Wilson, Wilson Ranches, Bigfork, Mont.

Assistant Secretary

Jim Free, Smith-Free Group, Washington, D.C.


Steve Ennen, WUSN, Chicago

Assistant Treasurer

James Stroud, DreamWorks Nashville Records


Jim Ed Norman, Warner Bros. Records


Gary Borman, Borman Entertainment, Santa Monica, Calif.

Assistant Historian

Jo Dee Messina