SARAH TRAHERN, 51

CEO, Country Music Association

Last Year's Rank: -

The Country Music Association, which Trahern has led since 2013, made an instant star of Chris Stapleton when his debut LP, Traveller, became the first ever to re-enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1, after more than 13.6 million TV viewers watched him perform with Justin Timberlake and win three CMA Awards on the November 2015 broadcast.

 

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