Bobby Young Elevated To VP Promotion, Capitol Records Nashville

Bobby Young

Bobby Young

Universal Music Group Nashville has named Bobby Young as Vice President, Promotion for Capitol Records Nashville. As the label’s director of Southeast regional promotion for the last five years, Young has worked with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Prior to joining Capitol Records Nashville in 2011, Young’s promotion career included time at Republic Nashville, Big Machine Records, Jeff McClusky & Associates and Mercury Records Nashville, as well as his own indie promotion company Young-Olsen and Associates.

Royce Risser, Sr. Vice President of Promotion for UMG Nashville, said, “I cannot express how excited I am to have Bobby Young take the helm of Capitol Nashville promotion. Bobby has an amazing history and track record of success and is hands down the best person to lead the Capitol Nashville team to even greater heights. He has shown over and over again, with great instinct and great relationships that leadership runs through his veins. His attention to detail, work ethic, and decisiveness are only matched by his desire to win. And win he does.”

Young said, “Being a member of the Capitol Nashville No. 1 team for the last five years has been a highlight of my career! It’s been a blessing to work with the most creative, talented and hardest working roster of artists in the business! I’m honored by the faith and trust that Mike Dungan and Royce Risser are placing in me and fully accept the future challenge of maintaining Capitol Nashville’s unequal fair share in the marketplace. I’m ready to embrace the opportunity and continue working with this amazing promotion staff in my new role.”

Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. The combined rosters include Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, George Strait, Haley Georgia, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kelleigh Bannen, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Scotty McCreery, Shania Twain, Sugarland, The Band Perry and Vince Gill.


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