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<br /> ACM<br /> empo<br /> WINTER 2015<br /> THE ‘BIG REVIVAL’ WITH<br /> KENNY<br /> CHESNEY<br /> TALKING<br /> WITH<br /> ACM CHAIRMAN<br /> DARIN MURPHY<br /> CELEBRATING<br /> 50 YEARS:<br /> STARS FAVE<br /> ACM MOMENTS<br /> PLUS: NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR<br /> ACM AND ACM LIFTING LIVES | ACM<br /> PROFESSIONAL VOTING TIMELINE<br /> <br /> | in this issue |<br /> COVER<br /> STORY<br /> Winter2015<br /> 22<br /> IN THIS ISSUE<br /> 4 EDITOR’S NOTE<br /> 5 LETTER FROM THE CEO<br /> 6 HAPPENINGS<br /> 8 ACM NEWS<br /> 34 IN MEMORY<br /> 38 ACM MOMENT<br /> ON THE COVER:<br /> Kenny Chesney photographed<br /> by Danny Clinch.<br /> 16<br /> Features<br /> 7 VOTE EARLY 16<br /> Cast your vote for the ACM<br /> Awards, we’ll give you the dates.<br /> 8 ACROSS THE BOARD<br /> The Academy and ACM Lifting<br /> Lives welcome new members to<a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=1"> ACM empo WINTER 2015 THE ‘BIG REVIVAL’ WI</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=2"> </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=3"> | in this issue | COVER STORY Winter2015 </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=4"> | Editor’s note | A GRAND TRADITION I </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=5"> | from the ceo | DEAR ACADEMY MEMBERS I </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=6"> Happenings 2 1 3 </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=7"> ACM AWARDS PROFESSIONAL VOTING TIMELINE </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=8"> | NEWS | New Board Members Announced for </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=9"> Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville Greg </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=10"> | NEWS | BY TAYLOR PAYNE S inc</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=11"> so that they can explore their passion and skill </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=12"> MURPHY BY LISA LEE As the ACM MOVES</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=13"> Darin with wife Karly and sons Isaac, Wyatt and E</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=14"> BY LAUREN BRAUCHLI THE MAYNE EVENT SEA</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=15"> “One of the things that makes me so proud i</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=16"> kickin' back with KENNY 16 acmcountry.com</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=17"> BY LISA LEE COUNTRY’S ULTIMATE WORKAHOLIC ACTUAL</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=18"> LISA: In The Big Revival liner notes, you said th</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=19"> still, but when I get it I freak out and I feel l</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=20"> Chesney, above, the night he won ACM Top New Male</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=21"> </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=22"> ACM FLASHBACK M Once upon a time, today’s shin</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=23"> 23 DIERKS BENTLEY: TIM Mc</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=24"> M ACK CARRIE UNDERWOOD: fa</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=25"> acmcountry.com 25</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=26"> ACM FLASHBACK </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=27"> acmcountry.com 27</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=28"> ACM FLASHBACK Lad</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=29"> IMPROVING LIVES </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=30"> ACM FLASHBACK MALE VOCALIST WINNERS Since th</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=31"> 1993 THIS PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Glen Campbel</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=32"> ACM FLASHBACK 1986 2012 2001 </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=33"> AVAILABLE NOW! Celebrate 50 years of star-s</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=34"> Bob Bardo { 1943-2014 } IN MEMORY </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=35"> Little Jimmy</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=36"> IN MEMORY BY CRAIG SHELBURNE  Paul Craft Paul</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=37">  Bob Montgomery Bob Montgomery, a multi-facet</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=38"> | ACM moment | KENNYCHESNEY& JASON </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=39"> Keeping America's most famous instruments in tune</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Winter 2015 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/70ed32e7?page=40"> PROVEN PERFORMER. With so many people </a>