Industry Pics: Universal Music Group, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Z100

UMG, Carrie Underwood Celebrate New Worldwide Recording Agreement

Universal Music Group and Carrie Underwood celebrated their new worldwide recording agreement with a special toast during the Academy of Country Music Awards weekend in Las Vegas.

Pictured (L-R): The HQ’s Ann Edelblute, Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge, Carrie Underwood, Universal Music Group Nashville President Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan. Photo: Jordan Strauss


Jason Aldean, Kane Brown Take Vegas

Kane Brown and Jason Aldean had plenty to celebrate during the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Aldean was named Entertainer of the Year for a second year. Brown was nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year. The two artists will tour together this summer as part of Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour, which launches in April.

Pictured (L-R): Kane Brown; Teri Watson, Sr. Director of Radio & Entertainment, St. Jude; Jason Aldean


MusicRow Panel Station Z100 Celebrates St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radiothon

New Country, Z100 is celebrating its 8th consecutive record-breaking year for fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s Country Cares Radiothon, held March 30-31, netted $293,567.12 for St. Jude. That includes a record-breaking 5,626,512 pennies in the Quest for a Million Pennies and $32,825 from the on-air auctions in March. “LoCash Unplugged for St. Jude” also raised a record $32,000 in November.

In Z100’s 23-year partnership with St. Jude, fundraising contributions have totaled $3,445,624.93.

Pictured (L-R): Dave McKenzie, Josh Gass, Tracy McSherry-McKown, Shawna Matthews, Ryan Patrick, Kent Zimmer


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