Universal Music Group Nashville announces today that Katie Dean has been promoted to Senior Vice President Promotion for MCA Records Nashville. In 2015, Katie was named head of the label imprint’s promotion team and has since led the team with accomplishments including Jordan Davis’ back-to-back No.1 hits, George Strait’s first Top 20 single in five years, as well as, five No.1 hits for Sam Hunt, with “Body Like A Back Road” spending 25 weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The MCA Nashville roster also includes Kassi Ashton, Clare Dunn, Vince Gill, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Turner.
“I am truly excited for this promotion for Katie,” says Royce Risser, Executive Vice President Promotion. “Katie is not only one of the best promotion people in Nashville, she’s also one of the best people I know, period. I’m so proud of the leader she has become since taking the helm of the MCA team. She is smart. She is fierce. She is genuine. In short, she is the triple threat (minus the normal height you would associate with ‘threat’). Congratulations Bug!”
“The MCA roster of the ’90s is why I fell in love with country music,” says Katie. “It’s an honor and privilege to work with this team to maintain the MCA legacy while we break the next generation of superstars.”
Katie has spent almost 15 years UMG Nashville and has previously held positions with AristoMedia, CMA, Lyric Street Records and MediaBase.
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