Donna Hughes Joins Capitol/EMI Nashville As National Director/Radio Syndication
June 1, 2011 at 6:48 AM (PT)
CAPITOL/EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE has announced that DONNA HUGHES will join the company as National Dir./Radio Syndication. HUGHES will report directly to SVP/Promotion STEVE HODGES. In her new role, HUGHES’ responsibilities will include national syndication, major contests/special events as well as coordinating and packaging artist's special audio/video content for release to radio for CAPITOL/EMI NASHVILLE artists DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, WALKER HAYES, ALAN JACKSON, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, JENNETTE MCCURDY, TROY OLSEN, JON PARDI, ERIC PASLAY, ROY D. MERCER, KENNY ROGERS, DARIUS RUCKER, KEITH URBAN and TIM WILSON.
"Bringing DONNA on board is a huge score for the CAPITOL/EMI family,” said HODGES. “I have admired her work in the past and am eager for her to get started in this position that has no boundaries and limitless potential. Her enthusiasm for the music and artists is tremendously infectious!"
"It’s hard to find words to describe how excited I am for this new opportunity…and for anyone who knows me, that says a lot!” said HUGHES. “I’ve been in this wonderful business for 23 years, and I’m still a fan of the music and the artists that make the music – especially people like KEITH URBAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, LUKE BRYAN, DARIUS RUCKER, DIERKS BENTLEY and ALAN JACKSON, who I’m going to get to work with in a new role and capacity. I have so much respect for MIKE DUNGAN, STEVE HODGES, and the entire CAPITOL/EMI team – I’m thrilled to be joining them.”
Prior to joining CAPITOL/EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE, HUGHES served as Exec. Producer of the nationally syndicated radio program GAC NIGHTS: LIVE FROM NASHVILLE; Sr. Producer for PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS and talent booker for the JEFF FOXWORTHY COUNTDOWN and a talent coordinator/booker for CROOK AND CHASE and MUSIC CITY TONIGHT. She also has worked as a freelance writer and producer for such companies as AOL’s THEBOOT.COM, CMA CLOSEUP, ENVISION RADIO NETWORKS and PEOPLE COUNTRY. In 2006, HUGHES received the prestigious CMA “Media Achievement Award,” becoming the first and only syndicated radio person to earn this award.
HUGHES will be in her new position starting JUNE 15th and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 269-2046.