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When the CMA Awards wrapped at the Sommet Center, artists and executives headed out for some fabulous post parties. Some labels took over local restaurants, while others transformed their office space for the star-studded events.
The Valory Music Co. VP of Promotion Jon Loba, Reba McEntire, Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta and Taylor Swift watch a re-broadcast of Taylor’s winning moment for Entertainer of the Year at the Big Machine Label Group CMA After Party last night. Photo Credit: Rich Kalonick
Universal Records South celebrated Country Music’s Biggest Night with newcomer Baylie Brown, Eli Young Band, two-time nominee Randy Houser and former CMA winner, Joe Nichols. The label held its party at classy Italian bistro Giovanni's. Front Row (L-R): Chris Thompson (EYB), Joe Nichols, Universal South Pres. Mark Wright, Baylie Brown, Sr. VP/GM Fletcher Foster, Randy Houser, James Young (EYB). Back Row (L-R): Mike Eli (EYB), VP Promotion Teddi Bonadies, Jon Jones (EYB)
Warner Music Nashville hosted a lavish party at its offices, cheering James Otto's CMA win for co-writing Song of the Year, "In Color." The environmentally conscious green event also marked the company's official name change and new leadership. Pictured (L-R) Otto, new Warner Music Nashville chief John Esposito, and Blake Shelton. Photo: Kay Williams
Sony Music Nashville celebrated wins by Brad Paisley last night, who co-hosted the show for the second year with labelmate Carrie Underwood. Paisley claimed honors for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for his duet with Keith Urban on “Start a Band." Pictured (back, L-R): Sony Music Nashville Promotion VP Skip Bishop; Jake Owen; Kix Brooks; Sony A&R Exec. VP Renee Bell; Ronnie Dunn; and Sony Marketing VP Tom Baldrica and Sales & Operations Sr. VP Paul Barnabee. (front, L-R): Sony Exec. VP Butch Waugh; Paisley; McBride; Lambert; Underwood; Mandrell; and Sony Music Nashville Chairman Joe Galante. Photo: Tony Phipps
Universal Music Group Nashville converged on Gulch hotspot Cantina Laredo for its intimate after-party, toasting wins by Sugarland (Vocal Duo) and Jamey Johnson (Song Of The Year). Left photo: Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, UMG Nashville Chairman Luke Lewis and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Right photo: (L-R) UMG Nashville EVP/GM Ken Robold, Lewis, Jamey Johnson and VP A&R Brian Wright. Photo Credit: Peyton Hoge
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