Veteran Christian music booking agent Charles Dorris, formerly VP and head of Christian Music for the William Morris Agency, has launched two new companies: CDA Consulting and Charles Dorris & Associates.

CDA Consulting focuses on live events, artist growth strategies, brand enhancement, tour sponsorships and connecting to the family friendly and faith based marketplace. The company's initial consulting clients include World Vision, iTickets, Executive Music Group, syndicated columnist John Rosemond, Grace Productions and Psalm 98 Productions.

Charles Dorris & Associates is a booking agency focusing on representing special events, project oriented tours and select artists. Dorris has hired veteran agent Jill Fetters to coordinate booking activity.

Initial clients that Charles Dorris & Associates represents across the board in all markets include: Integrity's Deeper Worship Tour, featuring Paul Baloche, Brian Doerksen and Kathryn Scott; Heather Payne and Mark Harris.

The company also represents Ronnie Milsap, who just released his first Gospel album, and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. in the Christian market, while representing Bill Miller, Carpenter & May and Annie Moses Band in the performing arts center market.

Both companies will be based in Franklin, Tenn.