Industry Pics: Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, CMA Songwriters Series

Brett Young Earns Gold

Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta, Brett Young, BMLG EVP & BMLG Records President Jimmy Harnen

ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year Brett Young was surprised with a plaque today (June 7) to recognize his current single “Mercy” earning RIAA GOLD certification. Young was honored by his record label at the Big Machine Store & Distillery in Nashville following fan signings during CMA Fest.


Ashley McBryde At CMA Fest

Pictured (L-R): John Peets (Q Prime); Kristen Williams (SVP Radio & Streaming, WMN); Ashley McBryde; Tom Martens (National Director Radio & Streaming; WMN)

Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville rising country star Ashley McBryde hit the Chevy Breakout Stage today at CMA Fest to perform songs from her critically praised debut album Girl Going Nowhere.


CMA Songwriters Series

Pictured (L-R): Bill Simmons, CMA Board Chairman, Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, Mac McAnally, Don Schlitz, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill, and Jody Williams, CMA Board President, gather after the CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank show Wednesday, June 6 at Nashville’s CMA Theater to kick off CMA Fest. Photo: Kayla Schoen/CMA

The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank hosted a performance last night featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill, Mac McAnally and Don Schlitz at downtown Nashville’s CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off CMA Fest.


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