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Category 5 Records Ups Shaw, Hires Cruise

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Category 5 Records announced today the addition of Nathan Cruise as its co-national/director of Southeast promotion.

The well seasoned Cruise joins the Category 5 team after two and a half years at Universal South Records where he served as the national director of Southeast and Midwest promotion. Prior to Universal South, Cruise spent eight years as a regional promoter at Arista Nashville. Cruise also spent time in pop music promotion with Giant Records, in addition to the nearly eight years he dabbled in Top 40 radio in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Category 5 also announced the promotion of Senior Director David Shaw to co-national/senior director Northeast promotion in tandem with Cruise.

Executive Vice President of National Promotion Bill Macky commented on the addition of Cruise, “I have wanted to work with Nathan for many years and the stars finally aligned to make it possible. Bringing Nathan on board takes our promotion team to a higher level.” Macky continued, “His experience and passion for the music make him one of the best in the business. I am excited to have some one of Nathan’s caliber join the Category 5 Records team.”

Cruise and Shaw’s new positions take effect immediately.

Nathan Cruise may be reached in the office at 615-301-2285 or via email, David Shaw may be reached by calling 401-233-1544 or via email,

Category 5 roster includes Grammy Award Winning Superstar Travis Tritt, Sammy Kershaw, and newcomers Jerrod Niemann, Donovan Chapman, and Odiss Kohn. The label is preparing diligently for Tritt’s Category 5 Records debut release this spring. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers