Overton Named Chairman of Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville Chief Executive Officer Gary Overton has been given the additional title of Chairman, officially becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Nashville. Overton joined the company in May as CEO.

The title of Chairman was previously held by longtime Sony Nashville leader Joe Galante.

Based in Nashville, Overton reports directly to Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony Music Nashville is comprised of four country label operations—RCA, Columbia, BNA and Arista Nashville—and leading Christian music company Provident Music Group. Sony Music Nashville is a division of Sony Music Entertainment and is home to superstars including Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride and Brooks & Dunn.


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