College of Mass Communication Board of Professional Advisors
Vice President, General Manager
Grand Ole Opry
Pete Fisher was named general manager of the Grand Ole Opry in June of 1999. He oversees all activities of the world's longest-running radio show. Fisher manages the day-to-day operations of the Grand Ole Opry House and produces its weekly Opry shows. He also serves as Executive Producer of America's Opry Weekend, a two-hour syndicated radio program heard on over 200 stations via Westwood One.
Fisher's entertainment industry experience ranges from artist management to music publishing, with a special emphasis placed on service to a variety of music industry organizations. Prior to joining the Opry, he was a partner in Fisher Raines Entertainment where he managed the careers of Warner/Reprise Records artist Paul Brandt and Sony's Marcus Hummon among others. In addition, Fisher spent seven years at WarnerSongs, Inc. as director of creative services where he managed the joint-venture publishing operation between Warner/Reprise Records and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Fisher earned a bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Recording Industry Management and was recognized as a distinguished alumnus in 2004. His industry service includes: the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Board of Directors for the Academy of Country Music, Board of Professional Advisors for the Middle Tennessee State University College of Mass Communication, Board of Advisors for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business and the Friends at Belmont Board for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He is also the 2010 Chairman for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.
Fisher lives with his wife, Hope, and two sons, Sean and Chris, in Brentwood, Tennessee.