UMG Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Together their roster of artists reads like a who’s who of Music Row stars, including Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Shania Twain and Keith Urban.
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, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban and Jon Pardi.
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 Kelleigh Bannen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Alan Jackson 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 Gary Allan, Clare Dunn, Vince Gill, Haley Georgia, Julianne Hough, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, David Nail, 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, 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.