Nashville Women Included in ‘Billboard’ Honor

Women-in-Music-Billboard-NashvilleBillboard  has released its list of the top 50 Women in Music for 2014, of which three executives are stationed in Nashville (profiles below). Many of the other top industry players have ties to Music City. Taylor Swift was named Billboard’s 2014 Woman of the Year, marking her second time to receive a Billboard Woman of the Year honor (she also earned the award in 2011).

“Every facet of the wide world of music is represented in our list of profiles, from television networks to law firms, agencies to labels, streaming strategists and public radio producers,” notes the magazine in its report.

Pictured (Top-Bottom): Sandi Spika Borchetta, Mary Ann McCready, Ali Harnell

Sandi Spika Borchetta­–Senior VP Creative, Big Machine Label Groupreceived inclusion for her work with the label group’s artists, including Tim McGraw’s text and drive music video, “Highway Don’t Care,” which won both a CMA (2013) and ACM Award (2014).

Mary Ann McCready–President, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthywas noted for her business and financial management firm, which serves artists including Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban.

Ali Harnell–Senior VP, AEG Live/The Messina Groupproduced more than 150 annual shows heading the concert promotion company’s Southeast territory while also extending internationally to London and Dublin for the Country2Country Music Festival.

Martha Henderson

Martha Henderson–Executive VP/manager entertainment division, City National Bank–nearly all of the Hollywood Reporter’s 25 most powerful entertainment industry business managers are City National Bank clients. She manages a staff of nearly 200, overseeing $4.5+ billion in loans and $8 billion in deposits for clients including The Spirit Music Group and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

For the complete list, click here.


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