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Red Light Execs Van Haze, Haley McLemore & JT Pratt Launch Otter Creek Entertainment

The trio bring clients including Brett Young and Maddie & Tae to the new management venture.

Three Red Light Management executives — Van Haze, Haley McLemore and JT Pratt — have launched Otter Creek Entertainment, their own management and strategic partnerships company.

They bring with them their existing talent roster, including artists Roman Alexander, Maddie & Tae and Brett Young.

“We are a small team and have always wanted to remain independent,” Haze tells Billboard via a statement. “The past few years brought us all closer and it just felt like the right time to do it.”

Haze joined Red Light Management in 2015 and previously served as vp of promotion for MCA Nashville. He also made career stops at Capitol Nashville and Universal South.


McLemore joined Red Light in 2014 and previously spent time at 377 Management and Mercury Nashville. Pratt spent over four years at Red Light and previously worked at L3 Entertainment.

Maddie & Tae, known for their hit singles “Girl in a Country Song” and “Die From a Broken Heart,” just released a new song, “Every Night Every Morning,” from their upcoming album Through The Madness Vol. 2. They also recently wrapped up a run on Young’s The Weekends Tour and will headline the CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour beginning in September.

Meanwhile, Young recently took part in a pair of duets, including “Never Til Now” with Ashley Cooke and “For The Good” with Riley Clemmons. His current single, “You Didn’t,” currently ranks at No. 35 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. Alexander has released songs including “Between You & Me,” “Over Me” and “Cocktail Conversations.”

Representatives at Red Light did not immediately respond to a request for comment.