Kevin Neal

  1. Kevin Neal on Leaving Buddy Lee for WME: ‘Time To Move On’

    May 15, 2014 11:25 AM EDT Kevin Neal’s resignation as president of venerable independent Nashville booking agency Buddy Lee Attractions to become a partner at William Morris Endeavor’ s Nashville office may have occurred at "hyper speed," as Neal puts it, but ne ...

  2. Veteran Country Music Agent Kevin Neal Joins WME as Partner

    May 12, 2014 9:26 PM EDT Veteran country music agent Kevin Neal, who for the better part of 30 years has called Buddy Lee Attractions his home, has joined WME as a partner. He brings with him acts such as Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford and Parmalee. Related ...

  3. Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

    November 16, 2013 10:06 PM EST Attendees of Billboard’s Touring Conference couldn’t have asked for a better artist development case study than Florida Georgia Line. How this year the duo went from virtual unknowns to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Cou ...

  4. Jason Alden is the Leader of the New School

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's trademark blend of Country basics and rock attitude has put him at the front of a new country scene and moved him to multiplatinum stadium status. hatever its original purpose, the out-building at Jason Aldean's sprawling ...

  5. Florida Georgia Line, Parmalee, Sarah Darling: How SiriusXM Is Helping Break New Country Acts Terrestrial Radio Won't Touch

    August 07, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line sold 162,000 downloads of "Cruise," according to Nielsen SoundScan, and got a recording deal with Republic Nashville to boot. Parmalee has amassed 76,000 downloads of "Musta Had a Good Time" and is receivin ...

  6. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  7. Shooter Jennings, AEG and Paradigm Execs to Talk Touring at Billboard Country Music Summit Panels

    May 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT A pair of sessions will examine the role of touring in the country music business at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, June 4-5 at the newly-renovated Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. The Summit is presented in association with the Coun ...

  8. Jason Aldean's 'My Kinda Party' Tour Breaking Attendance Records

    March 16, 2012 8:24 AM EDT In only his second year as a large venue headliner, Jason Aldean continues to blow up the box office on his 2012 My Kinda Party tour. Even with his 360-degree production that increases capacity, Aldean has been selling out arenas since the tour be ...

  9. Buddy Lee Attractions Acquires Metro Talent Group

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA), the Nashville-based booking agency, has acquired Atlanta agency Metro Talent Group (MTG), Billboard.biz has learned. MTG founder and owner Cass Scripps will join the BLA agency for artist representation. “Our company i ...