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Fisher Pete Fisher

After serving on the Academy of Country Music Board of Directors for 14 years, Pete Fisher took the helm of the Academy of Country Music as Chief Executive Officer in January 2017, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day management of all Academy business until May 2019.

Prior to joining the Academy, Fisher was Vice President, General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry, a post he held for 17 years, overseeing all activities of the world’s longest-running radio show and the historic 4,400 seat venue.  During his tenure there, he produced weekly Opry shows and special projects, transformed the Opry show to enjoy record attendance and superstar artist participation, and was credited with proactive talent booking, upgrading Opry production values, growing distribution of the Opry radio programming domestically and internationally, and serving as Executive Producer on more than 300 television episodes and specials, including Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary (CBS), Grand Ole Opry, Live at Carnegie Hall(GAC & DVD), Country Comes Home (GAC), Opry Live (TNN, CMT & GAC), Noteworthy at the Opry (GAC) as well as the GRAMMY-nominated concert film, American Saturday Night – Live From The Grand Ole Opry (DigiNext/Carmike), among others.

Fisher’s early experience includes artist management with Fisher Raines Entertainment and music publishing at WarnerSongs, Inc.  He currently serves on the boards for the Academy of Country Music, ACM Lifting Lives, MusiCares, the Opry Trust Fund, Chair of the Board of Trust for the College of Media and Entertainment at his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University, and the advisory board for Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.

He is active with various other charitable organization such as, City of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the Haitian relief organizations, J/P HRO and Music Heals International.  In 2015, he was recognized as an American Master by the Berklee College of Music, an Award whose recipients include Eddie Bayers, T Bone Burnett, Jim Ed Norman, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch.  In 2013, he received the Inspiration Award at Inspire Nashville.  In 2004, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus from his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University. 

He and his wife, Hope, have two sons, Sean (28) and Chris (21). They relocated from Brentwood, Tenn., to Los Angeles in January.

After serving on the Academy of Country Music Board of Directors for 14 years, Pete Fisher took the helm of the Academy of Country Music as Chief Executive Officer in January 2017, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day management of all Academy business.  

Prior to joining the Academy, Fisher was Vice President, General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry, a post he held for 17 years, overseeing all activities of the world’s longest-running radio show and the historic 4,400 seat venue.  During his tenure there, he produced weekly Opry shows and special projects, transformed the Opry show to enjoy record attendance and superstar artist participation, and was credited with proactive talent booking, upgrading Opry production values, growing distribution of the Opry radio programming domestically and internationally, and serving as Executive Producer on more than 300 television episodes and specials, including Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary (CBS), Grand Ole Opry, Live at Carnegie Hall(GAC & DVD), Country Comes Home (GAC), Opry Live (TNN, CMT & GAC), Noteworthy at the Opry (GAC) as well as the GRAMMY-nominated concert film, American Saturday Night – Live From The Grand Ole Opry (DigiNext/Carmike), among others.

Fisher’s early experience includes artist management with Fisher Raines Entertainment and music publishing at WarnerSongs, Inc.  He currently serves on the boards for the Academy of Country Music, ACM Lifting Lives, MusiCares, the Opry Trust Fund, Chair of the Board of Trust for the College of Media and Entertainment at his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University, and the advisory board for Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.

He is active with various other charitable organization such as, City of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the Haitian relief organizations, J/P HRO and Music Heals International.  In 2015, he was recognized as an American Master by the Berklee College of Music, an Award whose recipients include Eddie Bayers, T Bone Burnett, Jim Ed Norman, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch.  In 2013, he received the Inspiration Award at Inspire Nashville.  In 2004, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus from his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University. 

He and his wife, Hope, have two sons, Sean (28) and Chris (21). 

 

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