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Brian Wright Upped To VP, A&R At UMG Nashville

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Brian Wright has been promoted to vice president of A&R at Universal Music Group Nashville. Wright has been with company for more than six years, most recently in the position of senior director, A&R.

During his time at Universal, Wright has worked with many of the company's critically acclaimed, breakthrough artists including Sugarland, Gary Allan, Billy Currington, Julie Roberts and Lee Ann Womack. He performed A&R duties on Womack's "There's More Where That Came From," recognized by the industry as her most distinguished album to date, and which received the CMA Album of the Year Award in 2005.

"Brian has been one of the forces behind the scenes here for quite some time," said Luke Lewis, chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville. "His love and knowledge of country music are evident in everything he does and we look forward to hearing more great music coming from his direction." — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen