Pearl Records Adds Three Regional Promo Directors

Pearl Records has hired Nathan Cruise, Hilary Hoover and Glenn Noblit as Directors, Regional [...]

Pictured (L-R): Nathan Cruise, Hilary Hoover, Glenn Noblit

Pearl Records Inc. has hired Nathan Cruise, Hilary Hoover and Glenn Noblit as Directors, Regional Promotion. They will be working with newly-appointed General Manager Lesly Simon and Mandy McCormack.

Additionally, McCormack’s role at the label is expanding to Senior Vice President of Radio Promotion, Marketing and Artist Strategy. The label is owned by Garth Brooks.

“Mandy and I are thrilled to add Hilary, Nathan and Glenn to the Pearl Records Inc. family,” said Simon. “They bring a wealth of experience, a great passion for the music and incredible respect from the radio community to this team.”

Cruise, most recently with In2une Records, has spent the last 20 years in country promotion including stops at Arista, Curb Records, Show Dog and Warner Bros.

“I’m excited to be a part of this team and this chapter in Garth’s career,” said Cruise. “Thank you to Mandy and Lesly for bringing me on board.”

Hoover started her career at All Access Music Group, but spent the last four years in promotion at Broken Bow Records Music Group including time at both RED BOW Records and Stoney Creek Records.

“I’m so grateful to Mandy McCormack and Lesly Simon for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the extraordinary legacy of Garth Brooks,” said Hoover. “I’m eager to get started on this journey with the incredible team at Pearl Records!”

Noblit has worked in various capacities from publicity to radio promotion for over 18 years with artists including Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Big & Rich, Ryan Adams, Carl Perkins, Faith Hill, Aaron Lewis, Montgomery Gentry and others while working for Warner Brothers, Lost Highway, AristoMedia, Webster & Assoc., and most recently with Reviver Records with hit duo LOCASH, The Josh Abbott Band & newcomer Michael Tyler.

“To say I’m excited to work for and with Garth Brooks and this exceptional Pearl team is a giant understatement,” added Noblit. “This is an absolute dream come true. I have been beyond blessed to have worked with and made friendships with some of the best people and artists in this awesome business. I’m so ready for this new dance to get started.”

The new team members can be reached at the following email addresses: (effective Monday, Oct. 3)


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