UMG Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan was “roasted and toasted” at last night’s 3rd Annual Ambassador of the Year Roast.
Held at Zanies as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, the event brought out the top brass from the music industry and their guests to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Perhaps not quite as raunchy as the Comedy Central Roasts, there were plenty of jaw-dropping jabs launched toward Dungan, including a few hitting family members and fellow roasters. Dungan’s wife, Jane, and UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe remained unscathed while receiving well-deserved accolades in place of punches.
Among the roasters were comedian and host of the last year’s Ambassador of the Year Roast Sarah Tiana, Tim DuBois, UMG Nashville’s Royce Risser, WME’s Jay Williams, AEG Live’s Ali Harnell, artists Kix Brooks, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley, and Dungan’s two sons, Chris and Ben Dungan. Comedian Ralphie May and previous host of the 2014 Ambassador of the Year Roast also took a turn at the mic inciting gut-busting laughs while taking the event to a whole new level.
T.J. Martell Foundation Board Members and co-chairs of the event were Outback Concerts’ Mike Smardak and Roar’s Matt Maher. T.J. Martell’s CEO Laura Heatherly welcomed and greeted guests and Executive Director Tinti Moffat made sure the event was executed flawlessly. UMG artists Mickey Guyton, Keith Urban and Jon Pardi were also on board to support their fearless label head.
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