Warner Music Nashville Toasts CMAs With Post-Awards Party

Row 4 (L to R): Diego Navaira (The Last Bandoleros); Emilio Navaira (The Last Bandoleros); Jerry Fuentes (The Last Bandoleros); Derek James (The Last Bandoleros); Troy Cartwright; Ryan Griffin; Bailey Bryan; Charlie Worsham; Cale Dodds; Frankie Ballard; Dee White; Ivy Dene (Walker County); Sophie Dawn (Walker County); Wes Vause (SVP Publicity) Row 3 (L to R): Ben Dumas (The Wild Feathers); Ricky Young (The Wild Feathers); Morgan Evans; Shane Tarleton (SVP Artist Development); Chris Janson; Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R); Matt Signore (COO); Cole Swindell; William Michael Morgan
Row 2 (L to R): Brett Moore (The Wild Feathers); Taylor Burns (The Wild Feathers); RaeLynn; Brett Eldredge; John Esposito (Chairman & CEO); Dan Smyers (Dan + Shay); Shay Mooney (Dan + Shay); Cris Lacy (SVP A&R); Megan Joyce (SVP Business & Legal Affairs); Ashley McBryde; Trea Landon  Row 1 (L to R); Joel King (The Wild Feathers); Ingrid Andress; Kristen Williams (SVP Radio & Streaming); Tegan Marie; Devin Dawson; Hunter Hayes; Cody Johnson; Michael Ray     Photo Credit: Jimmy Fisco

Warner Music Nashville artists and staff celebrated following the 52nd Annual CMA Awards Wednesday night (Nov. 14) at an intimate post-show reception at Woolworth on 5th. The label received the highest number of CMA nominations in company history tracing back nearly a decade this year, and celebrated Kenny Chesney‘s win for Musical Event of the Year alongside David Lee Murphy (“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”). WMN artists Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Cole Swindell and Ashley McBryde all performed during the evening’s telecast.

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN); Dan Smyers (Dan + Shay); Max Lousada (CEO Recorded Music, WMG); Shay Mooney (Dan + Shay)

Pictured (L-R): Brett Eldredge; John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN); Bebe Rexha; Max Lousada (CEO Recorded Music, WMG); James Blunt

Pictured (L-R): Stephen Cooper (CEO, WMG); Cris Lacy (SVP A&R, WMN); Cole Swindell


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