Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc. (BLA), one of Nashville’s oldest and largest privately owned talent agencies, commemorates its 50th anniversary celebration with an expansion of services.
The BLA umbrella now includes 38 Music Artist Development and 38 Music Publishing. The artist development division will help build the artist team and oversee day-to-day activities such as songwriting, publishing, marketing, touring and more.
“This is not a novel or innovative transition, this is a Buddy Lee Attraction business standard and service that our company was founded upon,” said BLA owner Donna Lee, daughter of Buddy Lee and newly named Chief Executive Officer. “BLA has never been ‘just a booking agency;’ we are an artist career and relations group and our passion is to help the artist become valuable to the market–to sustain a long life in music and entertainment–and it all starts with a solid organizational plan with a solid team supporting the artist.”
The company has also announced its Professional Speaker & Guest Appearances Division, headed by Mike Meade, and representing authors, personalities, business leaders, and actor/entertainers available for appearances as emcees, product endorsements, at seminars, corporate events, and educational programming.
“By diversity alone, this new division brings added value to the Buddy Lee Attractions arena of services,” said Meade. “It’s a wide open area that can be explored by even the music entertainers on our roster as an alternate forum to share his or her individual talents while affording an alternate income.”
The BLA Professional Speaker & Guest Appearances Division currently works alongside Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man, American Hoggers’ Krystal Pistol Campbell, American Pickers’ Lauren Wray, The Gold Family of Hardcore Pawn, Swamp People’s “Gator Queen,” music business professional Shelia Shipley Biddy and more.
The announcement of BLA’s expansion is paralleled with the departure of the agency’s former President Kevin Neal.
The BLA talent agency currently represents Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Rhett Akins, Parmalee, Jared Ashley, Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys, Will Hoge, Steve Holy, Cledus T. Judd, The McClymonts and many more.
BLA’s numerous industry awards include three Talent Agency Of The Year CMA Awards, two Tour Of The Year Pollstar awards, and the 2014 Pollstar Award for Independent Agency Of The Year.
BLA has developed and represented some of the biggest names in country music including George Strait, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks and Jason Aldean.