Nashville-based alt-country boutique label which operated from 2001 to approx. 2012. The label was started in 2001 by Luke Lewis, then chairman of Mercury. For the next ten years the Universal Music Group subsidiary became the home of singer/songwriter-oriented artists such as Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.
The label's most successful release was the multi-platinum soundtrack, [m83982].
Universal Music Group Nashville is Universal Music Group's country music subsidiary was officially opened on New Year's Day 1945 as MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville which on New Year's Day 1950 as Capitol Nashville. Some of the labels in this group include MCA Nashville Records, Mercury Nashville Records, Lost Highway Records, Capitol Records Nashville and EMI Records Nashville. UMG Nashville not only handles these imprints, but also manages the country music catalogues of record labels Universal Music and predecessor companies acquired over the years including ABC Records, Decca Records, Dot Records, DreamWorks Records, Kapp Records, MGM Records and Polydor Records.