While there's no official word from the label, Billboard.biz has learned that Warner Bros. Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley has exited after five years. The former head of A&R at Sony Nashville, Worley joined the label in July 2002 having been hired by then WBN president Jim Ed Norman.

A noted producer, Worley has worked with Martina McBride, Big & Rich, Sara Evans and the Dixie Chicks, among many others. Worley and partners Wally Wilson, Chip Voorhis and Glen Morgan formed Skyline Music Publishing in 2004.