Country Music Assn.
Music City's Main Man...
A longtime fixture on Nashville's live music scene, Steve Moore was appointed CEO of the Country Music Assn. in August 2010. No other style-focused music organization can match the influence wielded by the CMA. A relentless champion of country artists, the organization holds CMA Songwriters Series showcases around the country and has just gone international, adding foreign locales. It commissions consumer research on the country music market, supervises voting for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and donates money to music education programs and other causes.
The two marquee events on its calendar are the annual CMA Awards on ABC (which was ranked the seventh-most-powerful promotional platform in Billboard's 2011 Maximum Exposure list) and the CMA Music Festival, a program of live music and meet-and-greets that draws tens of thousands of tourists to Music City every spring. With its 60-plus board members and multiple constituencies, running the CMA is no easy task. But as he helms this sprawling ship, Moore brings a matchless firepower to boosting the fortunes of country artists.
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