UMG Nashville Holds 11th Annual “Team UMG at the Ryman” CRS Luncheon

Pictured (L-R, first row): EMI’s Mike Krinik, MCA’s Donna Passuntino, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, Capitol’s Brent Jones, Mercury’s Jeannie Sullivan; (L-R, second row): Mercury’s Jill Brunett, Capitol’s Katelyn Lester, Caylee Hammack, Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton, Mercury’s Jack Christopher, UMG Nashville EVP Promotion Royce Risser, UMG Nashville’s David Friedman, MCA’s Briana Galluccio, MCA’s Michelle Tyrrell, EMI’s Briarman Whitfield, Capitol’s Ashley Knight; (L-R, third row): UMG Nashville’s Chris Schuler, Capitol’s Megan Youngblood, Capitol’s Mara Sidweber, Kylie Morgan, Mercury’s Sally Angeli, UMG Nashville’s Donna Hughes, Capitol’s Annie Sandor, Mercury’s Damon Moberly, Mercury’s Summer Harlow, EMI’s Trudie Daniell, EMI’s Connor Brock, EMI’s Jackie Stevens, Mercury’s Nick Kaper; (L-R, fourth row): Jon Pardi, MCA’s Miranda McDonald, Capitol’s Bobby Young, Parker McCollum, Luke Bryan, John Osborne (Brothers Osborne), Travis Denning, UMG Nashville EVP/COO Mike Harris, Adam Hambrick, Sam Hunt, UMG Nashville’s Chris Fabiani, TJ Osborne (Brothers Osborne), EMI’s Jimmy Rector, EMI’s John Trapane. Photo: Peyton Hoge

Universal Music Group Nashville hosted the 11th Annual “Team UMG at the Ryman” luncheon yesterday (Feb. 20) during Country Radio Seminar.

Caylee Hammack offered “Small Town Hypocrite,” while Mickey Guyton previewed “What Are You Gonna Tell Her.” Both were very well received.

Luke Bryan played the title-track off his upcoming album Born Here, Live Here, Die Here. Keith Urban previewed new music with a song “God Whispered Your Name,” while Sam Hunt did as well with an acoustic song called “2016.”

Carrie Underwood made her Team UMG debut at CRS with “Spinning Bottles,” and later returned to the stage to sing “The Fighter” with Urban.

Surprise guest Reba McEntire, who announced her return to the UMG Nashville family, also performed. The newest UMG signee played “How Blue” and “And Still,” before closing with “Fancy.”

The following UMG Nashville artists also offered performances: Hot Country Knights, Brandon Lay, Travis Denning, Jon Pardi, Parker McCollum, Kip Moore, Adam Hambrick, Kylie Morgan, and Brothers Osborne.

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