Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Pete Fisher
CEO Pete Fisher is stepping down after almost two and a half years as the head of Academy of Country, which includes his duties with the Academy of Country Music Awards™ show and ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy. Fisher plans to pursue new opportunities. 

R.A. (RAC) Clark, Executive Producer of the Academy of Country Music Awards, has been appointed the interim Executive Director of the Academy, effective immediately.

RAC Clark
“Following many years on the ACM Board, it’s been an honor to serve the Academy in the role of CEO,” said Pete Fisher. “I’ve greatly enjoyed working with the Academy staff, Officers and Boards, and I look forward to continuing to support the good work of the ACM and ACM Lifting Lives.  Proud of what we have accomplished, I look forward to what the future holds.”

Clark has been associated with the Academy – and with country music – throughout his 38 year producing career. In addition to producing the Academy of Country Music Awards live on the CBS Television Network since 1999, he has executive produced many Academy TV specials, TNN’s Prime Time Country, and much more.  He is the son of one of the founding members of the ACM Awards telecast, Dick Clark, the late television and broadcasting pioneer.

“My work with the ACM over the years has included some of my most professionally-fulfilling projects. I look forward to stepping into this interim role and supporting the legacy of the Academy,” said RAC Clark.

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