Executive of the Year Sarah Trahern Leads Billboard's 2017 Country Power Players List
publish date: 2017-07-27
As Sarah Trahern leads the way to her corner office, she warns that it might not be in the most presentable state. "I'm a little scared because I haven't even sat down in here today," she says, waving warm hellos to Country Music Association (CMA) staffers as she passes their open doorways.
Trahern's floor-to-ceiling windows offer a second-story view of the traffic on Music Row, the symbolic center of Nashville's music industry, flooding with natural light a workspace that is, in fact, very tidy. A few stacks of paper await her attention; the rest have made their way into thick binders lining the shelves.