As the Country Music Assn. gears up for the 47th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 6, the organization has another pressing matter on its agenda: hiring someone to replace former CEO Steve Moore, who resigned June 30.

"We've gotten a good number of résumés and people who have called members of the search committee to inquire about the job," says John Esposito, president/CEO of Warner Bros. Nashville and secretary/treasurer of the CMA board of directors, who is heading up the search committee. "I'm excited by some of the people who have raised their hands with interest."

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