APA has appointed former WME partner Steve Hauser as senior VP. Hauser -- who brings with him such clients as Darius Rucker, the Charlie Daniels Band, Clint Black and Chris Cagle -- will focus on building APA’s Nashville roster.

"I am beyond thrilled to have the one and only Steve Hauser join our APA family,” APA president/CEO Jim Gosnell said in a statement. “He is one of the most knowledgeable, respected and accomplished men in this industry, and we all look forward to working with him as we lead APA Nashville into a new era.”

Hauser was a 17-year veteran at WME, most recently serving as partner.