Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Reading like a “who’s who” of Music Row, the combined rosters include Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, George Strait, Haley Georgia, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Sugarland, The Band Perry and Vince Gill.
Capitol Records Nashville operates as part of the Universal Music Group Nashville. From 1991 to 1995, Capitol Nashville was known as Liberty Records, before being changed back to Capitol in 1995. The label roster includes Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
EMI Records Nashville was founded in 2010 as a sister label to Capitol Records Nashville and operates as part of the Universal Music Group Nashville. The label roster includes Gary Allan, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Haley Georgia, Alan Jackson, Brandon Lay and Eric Paslay.
MCA Nashville operates as part of the Universal Music Group Nashville and was founded in 1945 by Paul Cohen as the country music division of Decca Records in New York. In 1955 the country music division along with many of its contemporaries moved to Nashville, Tennessee. It was renamed MCA Nashville in 1973. The label roster includes Jordan Davis, Clare Dunn, Vince Gill, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, George Strait and Josh Turner.
Mercury Nashville, operating as a part of Universal Music Group Nashville, was formed in 1958 and was originally a division of the Chicago based Mercury Records. The label roster includes Lauren Alaina, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry, Billy Currington, Kacey Musgraves, Canaan Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sugarland and Shania Twain.
Show Dog–Universal Music, a joint venture with Toby Keith and Universal Music Group, is a full service record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s roster features a varied array of established and developing talent, including Gold and Platinum-selling superstar Toby Keith as well as emerging artists like Krystal Keith.