First clients include Collin Raye, Forty5 South.

Independent promotion and marketing company CO5 has opened a Nashville division, appropriately titled CO5 Nashville, and has hired four veteran promoters to staff it.

David Newmark, most recently with Dreamworks Nashville, will run the division as well as covering the Northeast. David "Bubba" Berry, Trudie Richardson and Darlene Starr will handle the West Coast, Southeast and Midwest/Southwest respectively.

According to a company release, CO5 Nashville will rep independent labels and artists and offer services including "single set-up, budgets, mailings, e-mail and online campaigns, specialty show promotion, promotional tours, presence at tour dates and interview schedules."

The company's first clients include Collin Raye and Forty5 South.