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CEO Of Country Music Association Resigns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association and longtime board member, has resigned after nearly four years serving in the position.

Moore said in a news release on Monday that he wanted to step aside and pursue other corporate and philanthropic opportunities. The resignation was effective on Sunday. No immediate replacement has been named.

He has been on the association's board of directors since 1989 and served as president in 2008 and chairman in 2009. He served as interim CEO after former CEO Tammy Genovese resigned in December 2009.

The association said Moore was instrumental in securing a new long-term extension with the ABC Television Network, which airs the annual CMA Awards. He also created the CMA Foundation, which donates money and instruments to the Metro Nashville public school system.

Moore helped the 2013 CMA Music Festival hit a record attendance with an increase of 12 percent, as well as more artist participation and 11 music stages. 

Moore has been part of Nashville's music business for more than 20 years. He initially moved to Nashville to serve as the first executive director of the Starwood Amphitheater when it opened in 1985.

He also ran his own entertainment companies, and also served as senior vice president for AEG Live!, one of the world's largest concert promotion, special event and touring companies.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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