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Crowell, Malo, Miller elected to Americana board

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – Rodney Crowell, Raul Malo, Buddy Miller and Chip Taylor are among the Americana Music Association's Board of Directors elected recently. Nine incoming directors were elected to the board for 2009-2010.

Other new board members are:

Finance: Ashley Capps; President, AC Entertainment and co-creator/producer of Bonnaroo

Radio: Joan Kornblith, Correspondent and Program Host, Voice of America

Booking: Pam Matthews, Owner, DuVoyant Music

Publishing: John Allen; Vice President, Bug Music

New Media: David Macias; President, Thirty Tigers

Those already on the board with another year to serve are:

Artist Management: Tim McFadden, Owner, Tim McFadden Management

Performing Rights Organization: Kay Clary, Sr. Director Media Relations, BMI

Publications: Tamara Saviano, Owner/President, Ellis Creative

Radio Promotion: Al Moss, Owner, Al Moss Promotion

Record Label: Amanda Hale-Ornelas; Director of Media Relations, New West Records

Retail Distribution: Sylvia Giannitrappani; owner, GO2 Management

Songwriter: Tift Merritt

Talent Buyer/Presenter: Brad First; Talent Booker/Showcase Coordinator, SXSW Inc.

At Large: Fred Boenig; Partner, Artist Development Group and Jessie Scott; Owner, Music Fog

The executive committee will be elected by the new board at the annual board retreat on Jan. 15, 2010 in Nashville.

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