Capitol Comedy Nashville launches with Grammy-nominated comedian Nate Bargatze.
    Photo ID: UMGN’s Cindy Mabe, Nate Bargatze, UMGN’s Rob Femia, UMGN’s Chelsea Blythe
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    Universal Music Group Nashville announces the launch of new label Capitol Comedy Nashville with flagship comedian Nate Bargatze. Capitol Comedy Nashville, a new comedy-centered imprint for the label group, brings Bargatze’s Hello, World! audio album to the masses on September 15th. Pre-Save HERE

    “Country music and comedy have always had a throughline connecting lifestyle and culture, sharing stories and character habits through humor,” says UMG Nashville Chair & CEO Cindy Mabe. “We’ve been forever linked going back to the early days of the Grand Ole Opry and classic country shows like Hee Haw where comedians shared billings with musical acts and helped us laugh at ourselves.  As we are looking for further ways to reach audiences through storytelling, I feel there is no better time to re-link our comedy history together with the start of our new label, Capitol Comedy Nashville.”

    “It is a great honor to announce Nate Bargatze as our first comedian signed to Capitol Comedy Nashville,” Mabe continues. “Nate is an amazing storyteller who uses his own hysterical anecdotes from his life to connect with audiences everywhere. Through his unassuming, self-deprecating humor, Nate has built an incredible fanbase with his stand-up comedy and he most recently broke attendance records in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. We are so excited to welcome Nate to our label, and we can’t wait to grow the next era of storytelling through comedy.”

    “I have wanted to expand not only my comedy but also build a world with the many talented comedians I know,” shares Bargatze. “This partnership is one of the first steps and I’m very thankful to have a guide and platform with Universal Music Group Nashville.”

    Bargatze is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian with over twenty years of stand-up comedy success including Netflix specials “The Tennessee Kid”, “Greatest Average American,” and “The Stand-ups.” His latest special “Hello, World,” broke the record as Amazon’s most-streamed original comedy special and earned critical praise from The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Decider, Deadline, Vulture, and more. Bargatze also recently set a new attendance record at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with nearly 20,000 tickets sold. He has been hailed as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” by The Atlantic Magazine and a “Rising Star,” by CBS Morning, and now his Hello, World! special releases on all DSPs Sept. 15 and serves as the first release for Capitol Comedy Nashville.

    Hello, World! Track List:

    1. Scheels
    2. Old Hickory
    3. Turtles Cold Blooded
    4. Left & Right Part Of Brain
    5. Being The First Born
    6. No Happy Meal
    7. Waitress Quitting
    8. Nates Christian Parents
    9. S*CKS
    10. Middle Brother
    11. Buying Ice
    12. Being 40
    13. Dr. Visits
    14. Having Only Child
    15. Eagles
    16. Walking Dog
    17. Nate Stays Up Late
    18. Golfing With Wife
    19.  Nate Doesn’t Listen
    20. Front Door Refinished