Industry Ink: CMT And ‘Nashville,’ Plaques For Chris Young, Cassadee Pope, Hank Williams Jr.

Mayor Megan Barry Celebrates Return Of ‘Nashville’

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry joined CMT, the Tennessee Entertainment Commission, Opry Entertainment and cast members Charles Esten, Clare Bowen and Chris Carmack on Friday (June 10) in welcoming the series Nashville to CMT.

Pictured (L-R): Brian Philips, President of CMT; Leslie Fram, SVP Music Strategy, CMT; Cody Alan, CMT Host; Nashville Mayor Megan Barry; Jayson Dinsmore, EVP of Development, CMT; Clare Bowen; Charles Esten; Bob Raines, Exec. Director of Tennessee Entertainment Commission; Steve Buchanan, Exec Producer and President, Opry Entertainment NOT PICTURED: Chris Carmack

Pictured (L-R): Brian Philips, President, CMT; Leslie Fram, SVP Music Strategy, CMT; Cody Alan, CMT Host; Nashville Mayor Megan Barry; Jayson Dinsmore, EVP of Development, CMT; Clare Bowen; Charles Esten; Bob Raines, Exec. Director of Tennessee Entertainment Commission; Steve Buchanan, Exec Producer and President, Opry Entertainment.

 

Chris Young Surprises Cassadee Pope With Gold Plaque

On Saturday (June 11) Chris Young surprised his duet partner Cassadee Pope with a gold plaque for their chart-topping single, “Think of You.” He delivered the news while posing as a reporter at the CMA Music Festival. That same night at Nissan Stadium, Young brought Pope to the stage to perform their duet. Written by Young, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Think Of You” is certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding half a million copies.

Photo: Alexis Mostaccio/CMA

Photo courtesy Alexis Mostaccio/CMA

 

Hank Williams Jr. Achieves Gold, Platinum Sales

Before treating the CMA Music Festival crowd to a rendition of his classic “Family Tradition” on Friday night, Hank Williams Jr. was presented with a Gold RIAA plaque commemorating more than 500,000 sales of the single, as well as a Platinum RIAA plaque for more than a million sales of “A Country Boy Can Survive.”

Pictured: Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations; Ken Levitan, Founder/Co-President, Vector Management; Greg Oswald, Co-Head, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Hank Williams Jr.

Pictured: Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations; Ken Levitan, Founder/Co-President, Vector Management; Greg Oswald, Co-Head, William Morris Endeavor; Hank Williams Jr.

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