Industry Ink: Garth Brooks, Silverado Records, LEGACY Events, Maxximum Artist Group

Garth Brooks Sevens by CINCH Clothing Line To Debut in 2016


Garth Brooks and Cinch Jeans & Shirts will launch “Garth Brooks Sevens by CINCH,” featuring jeans and shirts endorsed and inspired by the singer-songwriter. This marks Brooks’ first licensed clothing endorsement in his 26 years as a singer, songwriter and performer.

The “Garth Brooks Sevens by CINCH” clothing line showcases high-quality jeans and shirts at accessible prices. Designs come from Brooks’ stage-inspired styling and combine his high-energy on-stage presence with CINCH’s commitment to authentic western apparel. The “Garth Brooks Sevens by CINCH” clothing line will be available at CINCH retailers in September 2016. Retailers will first see the line at the Denver Merchandise Market this month. 


Exegan Music Group Launches Country Label Silverado Records

Aaron Chesling

Aaron Chesling

Las Vegas-based Exegan Music Group has announced the launch of a new Nashville-based country music label, Silverado Records. Nashville resident and former Big Machine Records staffer Aaron Chesling has been hired as A&R Director.

Silverado CEO Scott Thomas says, “Aaron brings both experience and a strong passion for country music. We’re excited to begin this journey with him on the team.”


LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events Adds To Team

Pictured (L-R): Meredith Martin, Tresa Halbrooks, Rachel Martinez Carrie Underwood's Album Launch Event

Pictured (L-R): Meredith Martin, Tresa Halbrooks, Rachel Martinez at Carrie Underwood’s album launch event

LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events has expanded its staff to include two new hires. LEGACY recently produced the album launch party for Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller album. Additional clients have included Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, Sony Music, ESPN College Gameday anchor Kevin Carter, Gigi’s Cupcakes, and more.

Rachel Martinez joined the firm to handle Strategic Development and Special Projects while Meredith Martin has been named PR & Special Events Assistant. Martin will serve within the public relations and creative services division of the company while Martinez will work within the non-profit and events production division.

LEGACY Consulting, PR, and Events was founded in 2012 by sports and entertainment executive Tresa Halbrooks.


Maxximum Artist Group Staffs Up

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 1.36.11 PMDennis Disney has joined Maxximum Artist Group as Vice President. In this newly-created role, Disney will oversee daily operations for the company that manages Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Bernie Herms, Donald Lawrence, and more.

Disney’s career has included work at Word Records, Benson Music (Provident/Sony), Worthy Publishing, as well as a management role for Steven Curtis Chapman (1987-1990). Since 2009, Disney has worked as an adjunct instructor at Nashville’s Belmont University.

Additionally, Aaron Benward has joined as Director of National Promotions and Development, and will run a Los Angeles office for Maxximum. MarQuis Hardin has joined as Management Assistant/Social Media Coordinator. A former Maxximum intern, Hardin recently graduated from Belmont University.

Rounding out the team are artist managers Kristi Brazell (day-to-day management for Grant), Penny Railey (manager for Gokey), and project coordinator Ben Pogue.


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