Nashville Execs Show Out On Billboard’s Women In Music 2019 List

Billboard recently released its list of more than 150 influential female executives in music, including many Nashville music industry leaders. To see the list in its entirety, visit

Ali Harnell; President/chief strategy officer, global, Women Nation/Live Nation ­Entertainment

Allison Jones; Senior vp A&R, Big Machine Label Group

Ann Edelblute; Owner, The HQ

Becky Gardenhire; Partner/co-head of Nashville office, WME

Carla Wallace; Co-owner/CEO, Big Yellow Dog Music

Cindy Mabe; President, Universal Music Group Nashville

Cris Lacy; Executive vp A&R, Warner Music Nashville

Janet Weir; Owner, House of 42; manager, Red Light Management

Julie Boos; Chairman/business manager, FBMM

Kelli Turner; President/COO, SESAC

Kerri Edwards; President, KP Entertainment

Leslie Fram; Senior vp music and talent, CMT

Lou Taylor; CEO, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group

Lynn Oliver-Cline; Founder/CEO, River House Artists

Marcie Allen; Founder/president, MAC Presents

Marion Kraft; CEO, ShopKeeper Management

Martha Earls; Owner, EFG Management

Sarah Trahern; CEO, Country Music Association

Stacy Vee; VP festival talent, Goldenvoice; vp artist relations, Messina Touring Group

Taylor Lindsey; Senior vp A&R, Sony Music Nashville

Virginia Bunetta; Managing partner, G-Major ­Management

On Thursday (Dec. 12) during the 2019 Women In Music event held in Los Angeles, female performers were honored, including Brandi Carlile, Megan Thee Stallion, Rosalía, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift, who was awarded Woman of the Decade.


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