Rising Women on the Row Breakfast To Feature Mary Ann McCready

Mary Ann McCready

Mary Ann McCready

Mary Ann McCready, a founding principal and President of business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc., will be the special guest at MusicRow’s Rising Women on the Row ceremony. The second annual event will honor women who have made substantial contributions to the Nashville music industry early in their careers. This year’s honorees, Cyndi Forman, Beth Laird, Cindy Heath, Cindy Mabe, and Brandi Simms, will be feted at a sit-down breakfast and awards ceremony on Friday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s. Read more about the honorees. Further information, including tickets for the event, can be found here.

McCready’s illustrious career includes being named one of Billboard’s top “Women In Music” in 2011 and 2012. She was the first female Vice President of National Sales and Marketing for a major record company and the first female recipient of the CMA’s Founding President’s Award. She is a Trustee for the Country Music Hall of Fame, Council Member for The W.O. Smith Community Music School and Audit Committee Member for MusiCares. McCready is the outgoing Chair of The Music City Music Council, and her other previous service positions include roles with Leadership Music, CMA, NARAS, the Better Business Bureau and Nashville Children’s Theatre. McCready also spearheaded the establishment of the CMA’s Horizon Award and The Irving Waugh Award of Excellence.

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