UMG Nashville Celebrates Five-Trophy Win Following CMA’s 50th

Universal Music Group Nashville kept the party going after the 50th Annual CMA Awards with an after-party at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. The label had plenty to celebrate with multiple wins with Eric Church for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Chris Stapleton for Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for “Fire Away,” Little Big Town for Vocal Group of the Year, Brothers Osborne for Vocal Duo of the Year, and Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King for Vocal Event of the Year for “Different for Girls.”

Alan Jackson and George Strait performed together at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. L to R: UMGN President Cindy Mabe; George Strait; Alan Jackson; UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan

Alan Jackson and George Strait performed together at the 50th Annual CMA Awards.
Pictured (L-R): UMGN President Cindy Mabe; George Strait; Alan Jackson; UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan. Photo: Chris Hollo

(L-R:) Brothers Osborne's TJ Osborne; UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan; UMGN President Cindy Mabe; Brothers Osborne's John Osborne

Pictured (L-R): Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne; UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan; UMGN President Cindy Mabe; Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne. Photo: Chris Hollo

Songwriter Taylor Swift and Little Big Town celebrate "Better Man" topping the iTunes all-genre chart following the band's performance of the hit at last night's 50th Annual CMA Awards. L to R: UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan; LBT’s Jimi Westbrook; LBT’s Phillip Sweet; LBT’s Karen Fairchild; Taylor Swift; LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman; UMGN President Cindy Mabe; Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen

Songwriter Taylor Swift and Little Big Town celebrate “Better Man” topping the iTunes all-genre chart following the band’s performance of the hit at last night’s 50th Annual CMA Awards. Pictured (L-R): UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan; LBT’s Jimi Westbrook; LBT’s Phillip Sweet; LBT’s Karen Fairchild; Taylor Swift; LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman; UMGN President Cindy Mabe; Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen. Photo: Chris Hollo

L to R: Red Light's Coran Capshaw; UMGN President Cindy Mabe; Chris Stapleton; Morgane Stapleton; UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan; UMGN SVP A&R Brian Wright

Pictured (L-R): Red Light’s Coran Capshaw; UMGN President Cindy Mabe; Chris Stapleton; Morgane Stapleton; UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan; UMGN SVP A&R Brian Wright. Photo: Chris Hollo

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