In Pictures: Warner Music Nashville At CMA Music Festival

Blake Shelton And Cole Swindell Perform At Nissan Stadium

Pictured (L-R): Brandon Blackstock (Starstruck Entertainment), Laurie Pozmantier (WME), Narvel Blackstock (Starstruck Entertainment), Kerri Edwards (KPentertainment), Robert Deaton (Executive Producer, CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock), John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Kristen Williams (VP, Promotion), Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, RaeLynn, Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R), Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Katie Bright (National Dir. Promotion), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Megan Joyce (VP, Legal Affairs).

Pictured (L-R): Brandon Blackstock, Starstruck Entertainment; Laurie Pozmantier, WME; Narvel Blackstock, Starstruck Entertainment; Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment; Robert Deaton, Executive Producer, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Kristen Williams, VP Promotion, WMN; Cole Swindell; Blake Shelton; RaeLynn; Scott Hendricks, EVP, A&R, WMN; Peter Strickland, EVP/GM, WMN; Katie Bright, National Dir. Promotion, WMN; Cris Lacy, VP, A&R, WMN; Megan Joyce, VP, Legal Affairs, WMN

Warner Music Nashville labelmates Blake Shelton and Cole Swindell performed for the sold out Nissan Stadium crowd on Saturday night (June 11). Supporters of the two Warner stars included Starstruck management, KPentertainment, label staff and the label’s new artist RaeLynn.

 

Cole Swindell Treats Fans To Exclusive Party

Pictured (L-R): Waylon Weatherholt (Manager, KP Entertainment), Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R, WMN), John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Cole Swindell, Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Cris Lacy (VP A&R, WMN).

Pictured (L-R): Waylon Weatherholt, Manager, KP Entertainment; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R, WMN; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Cole Swindell; Peter Strickland, EVP & GM, WMN; Cris Lacy, VP A&R, WMN.

Warner Music Nashville executives joined Warner Bros. Nashville recording artist Cole Swindell for his fan party at aVenue on Friday (June 10). Swindell performed an acoustic set of fan favorites and songs from his new album, You Should Be Here.

 

Brett Eldredge Celebrates CMA Fest Performance And Co-Host Gig

Pictured (L-R): Brett Eldredge, John Esposito.

Pictured (L-R): Brett Eldredge, John Esposito.

CMA Music Festival’s Night To Rock co-host Brett Eldredge wrapped up the four day party with his own set at Nissan Stadium on Sunday night (June 12). Before the show, Eldredge and Chairman & CEO Warner Music Nashville John Esposito celebrated. Eldredge will be featured throughout the August 3 broadcast of the event on ABC-TV.

 

Brandy Clark Enjoys Album Release During CMA Fest

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito, Brandy Clark.

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito, Brandy Clark.

Brandy Clark celebrated the release of her new Warner Bros. album Big Day in a Small Town on Friday (June 10). The star posed for a photo with Chairman and CEO of WMN John Esposito at her album release party during CMA Fest.

 

Jana Kramer Supported By Hill Entertainment, Elektra/WMN During CMA Fest

Pictured (L-R): Kathryn Woodard, Hill Entertainment; Chris Palmer, VP Promotion; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R, WMN; Kramer; John Esposito, WMN Chairman & CEO; Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment; Lisa Ray, VP Brand Management, WMN.

Pictured (L-R): Kathryn Woodard, Hill Entertainment; Chris Palmer, VP Promotion; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R, WMN; Kramer; John Esposito, WMN Chairman & CEO; Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment; Lisa Ray, VP Brand Management, WMN.

Country artist and actress Jana Kramer performed, spoke and met with fans on Saturday (June 11) during CMA Fest. She performed at the Riverfront Stage, supported side-stage by her management company, Hill Entertainment, and Elektra Records/Warner Music Nashville.

 

High Valley Appears at Riverfront Stage During CMA Fest

Pictured left to right: Jordan Pettit (VP, Promotion), Leslie Fram (SVP Music Strategy, CMT), Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brad Rempel (High Valley), Curtis Rempel (High Valley), John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R).

Pictured (L-R): Jordan Pettit (VP, Promotion), Leslie Fram (SVP Music Strategy, CMT), Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brad Rempel (High Valley), Curtis Rempel (High Valley), John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R).

Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville brother duo High Valley brought a little more heat to CMA Music Festival with their performance at the Riverfront Stage on Saturday (June 11). They performed their debut single, “Make You Mine” which is climbing the charts now.

 

Michael Ray Plays First Riverfront Show At CMA Fest

Pictured (L-R): Rod Essig (Music Agent and Co-head, CAA Nashville), Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brandon Mauldin (Conway Entertainment), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Tony Conway (Conway Entertainment), Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R), Michael Ray, John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Jordan Pettit (VP, Promotion.

Pictured (L-R): Rod Essig (Music Agent and Co-head, CAA Nashville), Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brandon Mauldin (Conway Entertainment), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Tony Conway (Conway Entertainment), Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R), Michael Ray, John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Jordan Pettit (VP, Promotion.

Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville artist Michael Ray played his first-ever Riverfront Stage show at the CMA Music Festival on Saturday afternoon (June 11) right before High Valley. His 30-minute set included his No. 1 hit single “Kiss You In The Morning,” as well as his new single “Think a Little Less.”

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