Doug Nichols has opened new management company Rough Hollow Entertainment, with offices located in both Nashville and Austin, Texas, where Nichols resides. The company’s first signing is Curb Records artist Ashley Gearing, who will debut a new single in the first quarter of next year. Joining Nichols for the management venture are Chris Alderman and Josh Pegram.
“Chris and Josh are two very creative individuals who bring an incredible skill set that encompasses all facets of artist management,” said Nichols. “Great times ahead!”
“I am so excited about joining with Doug and Josh to launch this new management endeavor in town to provide another option for the talented, creative people on Music Row,” said Alderman.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to partner with Doug and Chris, two of the most genuine, kind-hearted guys in the business,” shared Pegram. “We are all equally passionate and look forward to serving this wonderful and creative artist community. This is going to be fun!”
From 2000-2011, Nichols, along with Trey Turner, managed the career of vocal group Rascal Flatts. Nichols served on the ACM Board of Directors from 2003-2011 and was named the Chairman of the ACM Television Committee from 2005-2008, in addition to being a member of the Executive Board. Nichols also co-produced the Rascal Flatts ABC television special in March 2011.
Alderman’s music industry career includes working with Jo Dee Messina, Rascal Flatts, Michelle Branch and Dierks Bentley as a production and tour manager. His management experience includes The Wreckers and, most recently, as day-to-day manager for Easton Corbin.
Pegrams’ management experience includes signing and launching the career of The Band Perry at Bob Doyle and Associates, where he worked for four years. He also executive-produced three Video On Demand channels for Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and Soul Train alongside Time Warner and Xfinity.
Rough Hollow Entertainment is located at 1204 17th Ave. S., in Nashville. Nichols can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 615-394-3290. Alderman can be reached at email@example.com and 615-476-2933. Pegram can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 615-293-4114.
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