Dreamcatcher Snags Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina has signed with Dreamcatcher Artist Management in Nashville. The news follows her recent split with longtime manager, Stuart Dill of Refugee Management. Dreamcatcher also represents Kenny Rogers and Rebecca Lynn Howard.

Meanwhile, Dill has partnered with New York-based manager Randy Hoffman of Hoffman Entertainment to represent new Epic artist and this year's "Nashville Star" winner Brad Cotter.

Hoffman is best known as the manager of John Mellencamp and Latin star Thalia. His other clients include Heather Headley, CKY and Aaron Brotherton. Dill manages Rodney Crowell.

Cotter, whose debut album "Patient Man" debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart this week, tells Billboard.biz he took notice of Hoffman when he was managing Mercury country artist James Otto. "I just thought he'd be a good match."


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