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Nashville Management Firm Fitzgerald Hartley Announces Closure After 42 Years

Renowned management firm The Fitzgerald Hartley Company is closing its doors. Helmed by co-founders Larry Fitzgerald and Mark Hartley for the past 42 years, the entertainment company is expected to shutter by the end of the year.

The company has offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Ventura, Calif., both of which will close in late 2019. Co-founder Fitzgerald will step back from his current management roles to solely focus on longtime client Vince Gill. Hartley will continue in artist management and the development of film and television projects. 

“Mark and I forged a collaboration that has been successful, both personally and professionally, beyond our wildest dreams,” Fitzgerald says in a statement. “Now I want to concentrate my efforts toward Vince. Though his accomplishments thus far have been enormous, I believe our partnership has been a cornerstone of my career, and I know we have many mountains yet to climb.” 

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Fitzgerald Hartley's other clients include Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Kellie Pickler, Morgan Evans, Randy Houser, Olivia Newton-John, Eric Paslay, Tracy Lawrence, Chase Bryant, Cash Campbell and Robert Cray Band. The clients and managers responsible for those acts are expected to reveal their plans in the coming weeks.

The management company was established in 1977. Prior clients include Glenn Frey, Paul McCartney, Restless Heart, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Toto and Patty Loveless, among others.