Conway Signs Matt Gary; TCN Adds Jones

Tony Conway (L) has signed newcomer Matt Gary (R).

17 Music Entertainment’s Matt Gary continues building his team and has signed with veteran agent Tony Conway’s Conway Entertainment Group for exclusive touring representation.

Under the Conway Entertainment Group umbrella (which encompasses management, a full-service talent agency, touring and live event production company), Gary joins Lorrie Morgan, LoCash Cowboys, Flynnville Train, Mandy Barnett, The Cleverlys, Sweethearts of the Rodeo and more.

Gary’s new single, “I’m Just Sayin’,” goes for radio adds on Oct. 25. Penned by Frank Myers, Gary B. Baker and Billy Montana, it is the title track of his six-pack album coming in November.

He is seeking the most creative “I’m Just Sayin'” video at JustSayin.me and the winner will get to appear in the music video.

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Bill Jones

Former Cumulus Media National Country Format Director, Bill Jones, has joined The Country Network (TCN) as Programming Director. Jones, a 33-year broadcasting veteran, will oversee the network’s overall presentation, including selection of music videos and the development of new shows.

“It’s incredible what TCN has done in such a short amount of time,” said Jones. “The Sinclair Broadcasting Group agreement alone will push the network past 17.7 million U.S. households and I am thrilled to be joining the team.”

The Country Network’s Founder and CEO Warren Hansen stated, “With Mr. Jones directing the programming effort, we have an insider that completely understands the genre and the industry, as well as the needs of the artists. His addition to the core team ensures that we will continue to provide the compelling and relevant content our viewers demand.”

The new music video channel The Country Network (TCN) has been picked up by Sinclair Broadcast Group and will be available in some markets by October. Tammy Genovese is Pres. TCN Nashville.

Contact Bill Jones at [email protected] or 877-655-2351 ext 704.

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