Mike Dungan set to take reins this summer
Need You Now” and “Own the Night” have collectively shifted nearly 5.2 million), Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan and Eric Church. UMG Nashville’s acts include Sugarland, George Strait, Vince Gill and “American Idol” grads Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. The division also operates alt-country imprint Lost Highway Records, founded by Lewis in 2001; its roster includes Lucinda Williams, Oscar winner Ryan Bingham and Hayes Carll. Company also distributes Big Machine Records, home of Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. An EMI spokesman confirmed that Dungan will exit the company March 31. EMI Christian Music Group CEO Bill Hearn will now head both of EMI’s Nashville-based businesses, while Capitol Nashville COO Tom Becci will helm EMI Nashville on a day-to-day basis.