Mark Gray Named Southeast Promotion Director At Columbia Nashville

Mark Gray. Photo Credit: Adam Davis

Mark Gray has joined Columbia Nashville as Director, Southeast Promotion, effective immediately. Gray will be based in Nashville and report to Shane Allen, Columbia Nashville Senior Vice President, Promotion.

Gray joins from Blue Chair Bay Rum, where he served as Tour Activation Manager for the spirit brand during founder Kenny Chesney’s recent Songs For The Saints Tour. His past stops also include day-to-day management duties for Eli Young Band, Director of Southwest Promotion at Republic Nashville, (where he was instrumental in the breakthrough success of artists including Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band, and The Band Perry) and Marketing Director at iHeartRadio station WKKT-FM in Charlotte, NC.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the hottest label in Nashville! Big Thanks to Shane Allen and Steve Hodges for giving me the opportunity,” said Gray. “Can’t wait to see some old friends and meet some new ones in the Southeast!”

Former Columbia Nashville Director, Southeast Promotion Lauren Longbine will transition to Director, Midwest Promotion as longtime regional rep Bo Martinovich steps into the newly-created role of Sony Music Nashville Director, Artist Development.

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