Show Dog-Universal Adds Nathan Cruise, Jimmy Rector

Nathan Cruise

Show Dog-Universal Music President Mark Wright today officially announced the appointment of Jimmy Rector to the position of Vice President, Strategic Planning and Promotion; and Nathan Cruise to the position of Regional Promotion Marketing Director. Rector’s move was first reported by MusicRow on Jan. 25. He most recently served as Vice President, Promotion at Columbia Records and has held key positions at Capitol Records Nashville and BNA Records.

“Jimmy is an innovative promoter and I’m excited to have him join the team in this new capacity,” commented Rick Moxley, Vice President, Promotion. “His experience and leadership will greatly benefit our team.” This appointment will reunite Moxley and Rector who worked together for a number of years at Sony Music Nashville.

“I’m excited and honored to join Show Dog-Universal Music,” added Rector. “I look forward to rejoining my friend and promotion partner Rick Moxley and Mark Wright, and look forward to working the entire SDU team.”

Cruise has extensive music industry experience most recently as MW/SW Promotion Director for Tenacity Records, Warner Atlantic Reprise (W.A.R.) and a previous stint with Show Dog Nashville. This move reunites him with the now merged Show Dog-Universal Music and Moxley. “It’s great to welcome Nathan back home to the SDU music team,” commented Moxley. “His knowledge of the business and infectious energy is second to none.”

Jimmy Rector

Cruise added, “Returning to Show Dog-Universal Music is like coming home to me and I couldn’t be more excited. I love the staff and artists and can’t wait to get started.”

Show Dog-Universal’s roster includes label founder Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Carter’s Chord, Joel Crouse, Rose Falcon, JT Hodges, Jessie James and Krystal Keith.

Contact Jimmy Rector at (615) 324-7779 or [email protected].

Contact Nathan Cruise at (615) 324-7764 or [email protected].


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