Sony Nashville CEO Gary Overton steps down after raising eyebrows with radio statements

If you weren't familiar with Gary Overton prior to this post, then you were probably one of the few. As Sony Music Nashville CEO and chairman he runs the imprints of RCA, Columbia, Arista Nashville and Christian music company Provident Music Group, which collectively hold the likes of Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young and many more. Gary was also instrumental in bringing Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood over to Sony for their combined comeback in 2014, and is generally a major player on Music Row, reaching #84 on Billboard's 2014 Power 100 list. An MTSU graduate, prior to his tenure at Sony he worked at BNA Entertainment, Warner/Chappell Music, served as executive vice president and general manager at EMI Music Publishing and also as Alan Jackson's personal manager.

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