Nashville, TN – January 5, 2010 – Show Dog-Universal Music has expanded its staff with a number of key appointments; it was announced today by the label’s VP of Promotion, Rick Moxley. These include Brad Howell to VP of National Field Promotion. Howell has extensive music industry experience from programming radio stations to serving as VP of Promotion at Warner Bros., National Director of Promotion at Equity and General Manager at Broken Bow Records, to name a few.

“Brad has been both an innovative promoter and a rock-solid record executive for several years now,” commented Moxley. “His experience and leadership will greatly benefit our team as the New Year unfolds.”

“I’m honored to join Show Dog-Universal Music,” adds Howell. “I believe the SDU artists and label staff are some of the most creative and talented in Nashville – the entire music industry.”

In addition, Moxley announced the promotion of Macy Morgenthaler to Regional Promotion & Marketing Manager. Morgenthaler, a Belmont graduate and Arkansas native, previously served as A&R Coordinator for the label as well as Mark Wright’s Assistant for the past four years; prior to this, she interned for Sony/BMG. She will oversee promotion for the Northeast region for the label. “Macy is an all-star in the making,” remarks Moxley. “Her enthusiasm for promotion and passion for country music will be a huge asset for our team.”

Morgenthaler’s position will be filled by Laurel Kittleson who has worked as Production/Creative Services Assistant at the label for the past year. Her new title is A&R/Production Coordinator. A Belmont graduate and Seattle native, Kittleson held previous positions at Elevation Music Publishing and served as personal assistant to award–winning songwriter, Rivers Rutherford. She also interned for the label in 2006. She will continue performing her previous duties as well as assisting label President, Mark Wright.