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Arista, Capitol Nashville, Universal Music Group
Cindy Mabe is President of Universal Music Group Nashville where she oversees the market- ing strategy of the artists as well as the day-to-day operations of the overall label group which includes four labels (Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville). Since 2007, she has overseen marketing, digital marketing, media marketing, creative services, production and international strategies for Capitol Records Nashville before continuing and expanding her role after the October 2012 merger of Universal Music Group Nashville and Capitol Nashville. In 2014, Mabe was named President and now along with Chairman and CEO Mike
Dungan oversees all departments for Universal Music Group Nashville. UMG Nashville includes a
roster of more than 30 artists such as Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, George Strait, Josh Tumer, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves and Vince Gill.
Mabe has been instrumental in the development of superstar Luke Bryan who launched his debut album in August of 2007 and has gone on to sell nearly 8.2 million albums and 31.1 million digital tracks while celebrating thirteen No. 1 singles and being named the Academy of Country Music's 2013 and 2015 Entertainer of the Year and Country Music Association's 2014 Entertainer of the Year. She has overseen the launch of new artist Sam Hunt who has celebrated three consecutive Platinum-selling No. 1 singles in only 63 weeks and over 350 million streams since his debut in June 2014. Hunt's debut album, Montevallo, is one of only four artist's albums (Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift) to remain on the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 (all genre) since the start of 2015. Mabe was also the driving force behind the George Strait "60 for 60" campaign that resulted in his 60th No. 1 single in 2013 as well as two back-to-back Entertainer of the Year awards from both the Country Music Association in 2013 and the Academy of Country Music in 2014.
Prior to joining Capitol Records Nashville, Mabe oversaw the marketing and day-to-day strategic planning for Arista Records Nashville, a division of Sony Entertainment, and worked with a roster of artists including Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn and Carrie Underwood.
A North Carolina native and Belmont University graduate, Mabe serves on the Board of Directors for the Pencil Foundation, a premier organization linking community resources of both volunteers and
materials with Metro Nashville Public Schools. She also serves on the Academy of Country Music board and the Alumni Association Board of Belmont University. Mabe lives in Brentwood with her husband and three children.