WME has announced that partners Joey Lee and Jay Williams will join Rob Beckham and Greg Oswald as Co-Heads of WME’s Nashville office. This group will oversee the agency’s day-to-day operations in Nashville.
Collectively, Lee and Williams represent many leading artists in country music, including Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Dierks Bentley amongst others.
Lee joined WME as a partner in 2010 following WME’s acquisition of his company, 360 Artist Agency. Prior to the acquisition, Lee was president of 360 Artist Agency and CEO of Buddy Lee Attractions. Williams began his agency career nearly two decades ago in the William Morris Agency mailroom and quickly worked his way through the ranks, eventually earning partner stripes in 2012.
In addition to Beckham, Lee, Oswald, and Williams, partners in WME’s Nashville office include Becky Gardenhire, Shari Lewin, Keith Miller, Kevin Neal, Risha Rodgers, and Lane Wilson.
Over the past year WME artists have won 9 out of 13 ACM Awards and 7 out of 11 CMA Awards. WME’s Nashville office recently expanded its commercial endorsements team and digital strategy services for its clients, in addition to launching an artist development program to focus on the next generation of talent in Nashville. As the globalization of country music continues, WME has led the industry in international dates for country music artists, doubling the number of international bookings this past year. In January, the office relocated to a new space at 1201 Demonbreun Street with features that include a performance space known as The Steps at WME, a voice over/recording room, The Gibson Studio Listening Room, and wellness facilities for its employees.
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