Known to go “big,” the Big Machine Label Group showcased the first round of stellar talent at Marathon Music Works last night (2/18) during their annual party to kick off Country Radio Seminar (CRS) week in Nashville. Co-hosted by CMT Radio, the capacity-crowd was treated to performances by Superstars Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. Hot newcomers The Cadillac Three introduced radio programmers from across the country to the rocking sound of their first single entitled “The South.” Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley joined the trio for their southern-themed anthem. The Eli Young Band had the crowd singing at the top of their lungs with their most recent #1 hit “Drunk Last Night.”
BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta welcomed invited VIP guests then handed the mic to the evening’s host, CMT Radio’s Cody Alan. Music execs mingling and noshing on delectable nibbles included: Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen; BMLG COO Andrew Kautz; Big Machine Records SVP Promotion Jack Purcell; CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram; Red Light Management’s Coran Capshaw, Spalding Entertainment’s Clarence Spalding and Clear Channel’s EVP Country Programming Clay Hunnicutt.
Halfway through the night, party attendees were asked to raise their “shot glass necklaces” for a massive toast with Florida Georgia Line’s signature favorite: Fireball Whisky.
To help them get a good night’s rest after the bash, all attendees were gifted a luxury pillow from Comfort Revolution.
The party will continue tonight with performances by Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Motley Crue.