Steel Magnolia, duo Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, have signed with Nashville/Tampa-based Rainmaker Management and Nashville’s Agency for the Performing Arts. The duo is also currently nominated for Top Vocal Duo for a third year at the 47th Annual ACM Awards set for Sunday, April 1.
Rainmaker Music Management is a multi-platform management, licensing and production company. Formed by Stan Strickland, a 30 year industry vet who worked with bluegrass icon Del McCoury, cabaret jazz star Ann Hampton Callaway and budding songwriter, Adam Anders (who is now the music producer for Glee). Business partner Brett Steele has managed rock acts from Roxx Gang to Dex Romweber Duo as well as the late, great Charlie Louvin.
“Stan Strickland is one of the most knowledgeable and respected people in roots music,” says Linsey of the duo’s new management team. “Brett Steele, who works with us directly, was involved in the very beginning – and he understands what Josh and I have wanted to do with our music, for our fans. It’s awesome to be working with him again.”
“And Steve Lassiter, our agent at APA, is so much about music bringing people together,” added Jones. “He focuses on the live connection for artists, which is what – as any of our fans will tell you – we’re all about.”