1. UMG Nashville's New President Cindy Mabe on the 'Old Guard' and Modern Challenges of Music City

    June 27, 2014 3:22 PM EDT After designing successful marketing campaigns for numerous top-tier country stars and helping oversee the tricky merger of the Nashville operations of EMI and Universal Music Group in 2012, record industry veteran Cindy Mabe was rewarded earlier ...

  2. Cindy Mabe Named UMG Nashville President

    June 12, 2014 7:44 PM EDT One of the top marketing executives in country music has added presidential stripes to her impressive résumé. Cindy Mabe has been promoted to president of Universal Music Group Nashville, which consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Na ...

  3. Six Senior-Level Execs' Thoughts on the Fourth-Quarter Album Release (From the Magazine)

    September 04, 2013 11:39 AM EDT "Seasonality is important for us with our Latin artists. Yes, end-of-year sales are important. Yes, Valentine's Day sales are important. Yes, Mother's Day sales are important. But do you know what is more important? That you have ...

  4. Universal Announces New Structure, Appointments for Nashville Label Group

    October 29, 2012 6:27 PM EDT In the wake of the EU and FTC's approvals of the Universal Music/EMI merger , the integration of the two companies' Nashville operations is coming together under chairman/CEO Mike Dungan. The four imprints within Universal Music Group Na ...

  5. Alan Jackson Switches Labels, Gets Emotional With 'Thirty Miles West'

    June 05, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's 8:30 on a Monday morning as Alan Jackson settles his 6-foot-4-inch frame into a chair in his manager's office. Even though, like most musicians, he often plays late into the night, he's usually an early riser. "I'm alwa ...

  6. Country Spotlight: Jackson's Action

    May 24, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 It's 8:30 on a Monday morning as Alan Jackson settles his 6-foot-4-inch frame into a chair in his manager's office. Even though, like most musicians, he often plays late into the night, he's usually an early riser. "I'm always ...

  7. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  8. Backbeat: What Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard and Paul McCartney All Share At Country Radio Seminar

    February 24, 2012 4:00 PM EST (L-R): Capitol Nashville COO Tom Becci; Capitol Nashville SVP Marketing Cindy Mabe; Capitol/EMI Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan; Alan Jackson; Capitol/EMI Nashville SVP Promotion Steve Hodges; EMI Nashville VP Promotion Angela Lange and ...

  9. Dierks Bentley Returns 'Home' to Country

    January 21, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Dierks Bentley steps onstage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2 to launch his new album, "Home," the show may feel like a walk down memory lane. "I played gigs on Lower Broadway for a number of years. I'd walk by ...

  10. Eric Church on Surprise No. 1 Album: 'It's Really Restoring My Faith'

    August 05, 2011 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Church picked up his first No. 1 this week when third album "Chief" debuted atop both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. But a recent show at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., provided a reality check. "I stepped off ...

  11. Darius Rucker Aims to Extend Win Streak with 'Charleston'

    September 17, 2010 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 D arius Rucker admits that the pressure's on, but he doesn't mind. The first three singles from his 2008 Capitol Records Nashville debut, "Learn to Live," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The album itself de ...

  12. Little Big Town Gives Fans 'The Reason Why'

    August 26, 2010 1:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wedding proposals at concerts are nothing new, but country act Little Big Town took things a step further on its recent tour, setting up a space for lucky fans to tie the knot at one of its shows. "We propped up a little white tent that had chu ...

  13. Hot Hot Heat: Dierks Bentley

    February 04, 2009 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley has some advice for anyone traveling to Norway: Hit the pub circuit. A few weeks before Christmas, he went to Oslo to salute Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari, the former president of Finland, with an international cadre of st ...

  14. Capitol Nashville Names Marketing VP

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Arista Records Nashville senior director of marketing and artist development Cindy Mabe joins Capitol Records Nashville as VP of marketing. She replaces Fletcher Foster, who as previously reported, is now senior VP/GM of Universal Records South. M ...