Tenn. (September 21, 2015) – This year, Music City’s 48th Annual IEBA
Conference, held from October 10 thru 13 at the Omni Nashville Hotel,
will once again be highlighted by APA’s annual party in the Event Hall of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, October 11. Performing artists scheduled to pack a diverse musical punch include Strung Like A Horse, Maggie Rose, Dailey & Vincent, Keith Anderson, and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
“Our lineup features something for everyone,” says Steve Lassiter,
Partner and SVP of APA Nashville. “From the youthful sass of Maggie Rose
to the pure mountain sounds of Dailey & Vincent, the eclectic
grooves of Strung Like A Horse, the emotional honesty of Keith Anderson,
and the one and only Starship featuring Mickey Thomas… we’re certain
we’ve got a show that will leave the crowd wanting more!”
Strung Like A Horse, whose unique signature
gypsy grass sound and high-energy stage show is a crowd favorite at
venues across the country, features Clay Maselle, B.J. Hightower, drummer Crispy, and Spooky Fiddler.
Maggie Rose, whose evocative vocal stylings
have earned her a pair of Billboard Country Top 40 singles with “I
Ain’t Your Mana” and “Better,” was named the 6th Most Played Female On Country Radio of 2013 by Country Aircheck. Rose has also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, and her music has been featured on the Disney Channel.
Dailey & Vincent (Jamie Dailey and
Darrin Vincent) are one of the most-awarded acts in the pages of
Bluegrass history, with many awards from the IBMA and SPBGMA, as well as
several Grammy nominations. Their current disc, Alive! In Concert, debuted atop the Billboard Bluegrass Albums list.
Keith Anderson, perhaps one of the most
lovable and energetic performers in country music, has hit the Top 10
numerous times with such radio staples as “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” “XXL,”
and the heart-tugging “I Still Miss You.” He’s also penned hits for acts
such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, and Big & Rich. Anderson
recently issued his first project in seven years with “I’ll Bring The
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas was
established by Thomas in 1985 as a continuation of the band Jefferson
Starship, who hit the Hot 100 with pop classics like “Sara,” “We Built
This City” and their biggest worldwide hit, the iconic “Nothing’s Gonna
Stop Us Now.” The band remains popular to this day, with dates at arenas
lined up well into 2016.
APA is also very proud to acknowledge their IEBA Talent Agent of the
Year Award nominee, Craig Newman, Head of Performing Arts and VP of
Concerts at APA. A 15-year veteran who knows the stage from every side,
Newman plays between 300 and 400 shows a year with a diverse range of
clients that include The Fab Four, Under the Streetlamp, Peter Cetera and Micky Dolenz, to name a few. Other notable clients include Tony Award-winning Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet), Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies (A Night with Janis Joplin), and Gingger Shankar,
who performed at this year’s Toronto Film Festival in conjunction with
the screening of her documentary. Newman also is responsible for booking
events with television tie-ins that include Chef Robert Irvine of “Restaurant Impossible”, Lightwire Theater from “America’s Got Talent,” and the critically-acclaimed One Man Breaking Bad.
“It’s that drive and determination to make each project the best it
can be that makes Craig such a viable part of APA,” says Lassiter.
“Craig’s work speaks for itself, but we at APA are so grateful to have
him on our team and putting our clients on stages all over the world.
His nomination is a victory – not just for him, but for all of us.”