BMLG Celebrates CMA Awards, Welcomes Return of Sugarland

Pictured (L-R): Back Row – Brett Young; Drake White; Midland’s Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson; Trent Harmon and Lauren Jenkins; Front Row – BMLG COO Andrew Kautz, Carly Pearce, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta, BMLG SVP Creative Sandi Spika Borchetta, Danielle Bradbery and EVP BMLG/President BMLG Records Jimmy Harnen

Big Machine Label Group hosted its annual CMA Awards After Party in Nashville at FGL House to celebrate “Country Music’s Biggest Night” and the reunion of Sugarland.

BMLG’s Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn and Thomas Rhett were part of the awards show’s all-star opening, singing “Hold My Hand.” McEntire performed “Legends” alongside Kelsea Ballerini as well as presented Entertainer of the Year to Garth Brooks to close the show. Thomas Rhett performed his latest chart-topping single “Unforgettable.”

Brett Young presented Song of the Year to Little Big Town, who accepted on behalf of BMLG labelmate Taylor Swift for penning the band’s “Better Man.” (Swift’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album reputation will be released tomorrow).

Alongside label family, friends and industry executives BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta toasted with Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka to the return of Sugarland, who had presented on the awards show earlier in the night. At the after-party, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush took the stage to perform smash hits including “Baby Girl” and “Stay.”

Among those in attendance were Mayor Megan Barry, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and ABC’s The Bachelorette’s Luke Pell.

Photos Courtesy of Getty Images for BMLG

Sugarland returns for an acoustic set of their smash hits.

Pictured (L-R): Carly Pearce, Drake White, Trent Harmon, Danielle Bradbery, Brett Young

Pictured (L-R): EVP BMLG/President BMLG Records Jimmy Harnen, Brett Young and BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta

 

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