AMA Names 10 New Board Members

The Americana Music Assn. has elected 10 new members to its board of directors.

The Americana Music Assn. has elected 10 new members to its board of directors.

Joining the board are: Grant Alden, No Depression magazine (in the publications category); Claire Armbruster, MerleFest (presenter); Pat Collins, SESAC (performing rights); Doyle Davis of Nashville-based record store Grimey’s (retailer); artist Radney Foster (songwriter); Dan Herrington, Dualtone Music Group (record company); and Al Moss, Al Moss Promotion (radio promotion). Elected in the at large category are: Jessie Scott, XM Satellite Radio; Jeff Stoltz, Lost Highway Records; and Kathi Whitley, Vector Management.

Each new board member will serve a two year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2005.

Remaining on the board for the 2005 calendar year will be: John Allen, Bug Music (music publishing); Marie Arsenault, Roughneck Booking/Twangfest (booking agent); Jack Ingram (artist); Mark Montgomery, echomusic (new media); Jimmy Perkins, 823 Management (artist management); Mattson Rainer, KNBT New Braunfels, Texas (radio); and Lori Stone, SunTrust Bank (business/finance). Continuing in the at large category are Brad Paul of Rounder Records and Tamara Saviano of American Roots Publishing.

Completing their two-year board terms at the end of 2004 are: Cary Baker (publicity); Duane Jarvis (songwriter); Mark Mason (performing rights organization); and John Timmons (retailer). Concluding in the at large category are Kyla Fairchild of No Depression and Steve Gardner of Yep Roc Records.

The AMA, based in Nashville, has more than 1,000 members. Montgomery, who is president of Nashville-based echomusic, also serves as the AMA board president

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