Pictured (L-R): Back Row – Payton Smith, Dan Smalley, BMLG’s Mike Rittberg, Big Machine Records’Jim Weatherson, Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar, BMLG’s Mike Craft, BMLG’s Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Records’ Kris Lamb, BMLG’s Christine Salomone, BMLG’s Nicole Csabai, Valory’s George Briner, Valory’s Chris Palmer, BMLG’s Malcolm Mimms, BMLG’s Allison Jones, Riley Green, BMLG Records’ Matthew Hargis, Josh Phillips, BMLG’s Jake Basden; Front Row – Danielle Bradbery, Thomas Rhett, Carly Pearce, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Brantley Gilbert, BMLG’s Sandi Spika Borchetta, Brett Young, BMLG Records’ Jimmy Harnen and Lauren Jenkins
NASHVILLE, TN (November 15, 2018) – BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP hosted their annual fete at FGL House last night following the 52nd Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. The independent powerhouse’s artists, industry friends and guests such as actress/model SABINA GADECKI, The Bachelor’s LAUREN BUSHNELL and The Bachelorette’s SHAWN BOOTH mingled as the festivities shifted from the red carpet to the Little Red Corvette, where Ashley HomeStore created a custom atmosphere. BMLG President/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA welcomed partygoers as they noshed on the restaurant’s signature dishes – ahi tuna salad, french fry bar, hot chicken sliders and ice cream treats – and Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka cocktails plus Shiner Bock Beer.
As guests flocked to the Cruise Rooftop, the label’s newest signees and GRAMMY® Award-winning trio, LADY ANTEBELLUM took to the stage for a surprise performance of some of their smash hits – “You Look Good,” “Bartender” and “Need You Now” before covering Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long.”
It truly was “Country’s Biggest Night” for THOMAS RHETT, who took home Music Video of the Year for “Marry Me” earlier in the day. During the ABC live broadcast, the superstar performed his latest chart-topping single and title track from his GRAMMY®-nominated album LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.). Global entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE joined collaborator BEBE REXHA for their history-making smash “Meant to Be,” which has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 50 weeks straight. BRETT YOUNG captivated audiences with a heart-felt version of his chart-topping ballad “Mercy.” Neo-traditionalist trio MIDLAND honored the late BURT REYNOLDS with a powerful rendition of “East Bound and Down.” Throughout the telecast, LADY ANTEBELLUM presented Song of the Year and CARLY PEARCE bestowed Single of the Year.
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