Jeff Davis, Big Machine Records Director of Southeast Promotion and Marketing, has announced plans to retire at the end of the year.
Davis has spent 48 years working with artists such as Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Anita Baker, Elton John, Wynonna, Shakira, and others. Throughout his time working for the Big Machine imprint, Davis played a major role in many chart-topping songs and has been alongside many artists during career milestones.
“Jeff and I go back to our MCA days in the ‘90s. He was a shining star with the Pop promotion team and started to hint around about working in the country format,” says Big Machine Label Group Founder, President, and CEO Scott Borchetta. “Fortunately for us, he wasn’t kidding. When Jeff joined we were at the beginning of an incredible growth spurt for the label. His experience, wisdom and relationships were incredibly valuable and he became, and remained, such an integral part of the team. Thank you Jeff Davis–you will be missed!”
“Jeff is, first and foremost, a great man, friend, husband, and father. Second, he is a legendary and unmatched radio and records promotion leader,” adds Big Machine Records’ GM Clay Hunnicutt. “We are both happy and sad. Happy that Jeff is going out on such a high note and will enjoy the fruits of his labor with Sue and his family, but sad we won’t get to be together every day in the Big Machine family.”
Kris Lamb, SVP of Promotion and Digital for Big Machine Records, shares: “Jeff Davis is an incredibly special human and working alongside him for over a decade at Big Machine has been a privilege. He’s a promo legend who has taught this team so much and his day-to-day, super-serving nature will be missed by everyone in all departments. I’m excited for Jeff and his family as they embark on this new journey in 2023 and equally excited to celebrate Jeff and his incredible career with our artists and friends at radio for the rest of this year.”
“I could not have asked for a better place to finish out my career in Radio and Records,” explains Davis. “Thank you, Scott Borchetta. These last 14 years at The Machine have been amazing. Watching the label grow into what has become one of the best in the world. I am proud to have represented our artists and this company. To [the rest of the team]… you guys are all amazing people. I wish you all continued success. To everyone at the Big Machine Label Group, you are the best at what you do. Always will be. To my radio friends, you are not done with me as your friend. I’ll continue to check in on you from time to time, and you will always have my number.”
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