Warner Music Nashville today announced the promotion of Scott Hendricks to executive vice president, artists and repertoire.
Hendricks — who produced Blake Shelton’s Grammy-nominated album and CMA Album of the Year Based On A True Story — previously served as WMN senior vice president, A&R. He will continue to report to John Esposito, WMN president and CEO.
Hendricks (pictured) joined Warner Music Nashville in 2007 as head of its A&R department, coordinating the musical efforts of Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer, among others. In addition to his A&R duties, Hendricks’ producing efforts have been instrumental in Shelton’s career ascent, yielding 11 consecutive No. 1 singles, two platinum and two gold albums, WMN officials said in a release.
To date, Hendricks has produced 93 Top 10 hits, with 55 of those hits reaching No. 1 on the charts.
“Scott Hendricks is one of the most skilled and special music men I’ve ever met,” Esposito said in the release. “He is responsible for some of the greatest modern country music and continues