Clients include Salvador, Go Fish, Jill Paquette.

Darrell Hodges, former music buyer for the 119-store Lifeway Christian Stores chain, is partnerning with veteran artist manager Michael Smith to form the booking agency Behind the Voice.

Smith, president of Michael Smith & Associates, and Hodges have hired Scott Smith as a booking agent at the new firm. The latter was previously an independent agent.

The new Nashville-based agency will represent Christian artists such as Salvador, Go Fish and Jill Paquette.