MIKE DUNGAN, 61
Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville
Last Year's Rank: 33
Dungan's division, which carries top seller Luke Bryan and critical darling Kacey Musgraves, held the Top Country Albums No. 1 slot for 30 weeks with Sam Hunt's and Chris Stapleton's debut LPs accounting for 12 of them. The freshmen also vied for new artist honors at the Country Music Association Awards (Stapleton won) and are up for key all-genre Grammys.