Kid Rock, Justin Moore, Kenny Rogers Among Many Exiting Webster PR

Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, Justin Moore

Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Anderson and Justin Moore are among artists confirmed as no longer affiliated with Webster PR, following the allegations made against the company’s President, Kirt Webster, earlier this week.

On Thursday morning (Nov. 2), Webster PR’s artist roster of more than 70 artist clients displayed on the company’s website had been slashed to nearly 40, before the list was removed completely Thursday afternoon.

Moore is no longer affiliated with Webster PR, MusicRow has confirmed with Moore’s management. Kid Rock is also no longer affiliated with Webster PR, according to a representative from BBR Music Group. Billy Ray Cyrus, Naomi Judd, and The Bellamy Brothers have signed with publicist Scott Adkinsnewly-formed PR company, Adkins PR. The Judds’ new affiliations have not yet been announced. Ex-Webster staffer Zach Farnum announced his 117 Entertainment Group in May 2017 and has recently signed clients including Randy Travis, NATD Honors, and Tim Rushlow.

Dailey & Vincent have signed with LCMedia.

Dolly Parton is among those artists whose name is no longer listed on the Webster PR site, along with fellow CTK Management (and former Webster clients) Kenny G and KC and the Sunshine Band. Danny Nozell, Parton’s manager at CTK Management, did not return MusicRow‘s request for comment.

A statement provided to media on Wednesday (Nov. 1) noted Webster PR would continue operations under the name Westby Public Relations, though MusicRow has since confirmed this is inaccurate. Westby Public Relations owner Jeremy Westby told MusicRow on Thursday the new company is completely separate from Webster PR.

Westby told MusicRow his company will be looking for new office space in downtown Nashville and that he is currently working on building staff, though he would not comment on whether any former Webster PR staffers would be joining Westby Public Relations.

Though Westby would not comment on Parton’s exit from Webster PR or the possibility of her joining Westby PR, he said he has been in communication with Parton’s management. Westby PR’s official site lists clients including many former Webster PR artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, KC And the Sunshine Band, Kenny G, Don McLean, John Conlee, Wanda Jackson and Lucas Hoge.

Those who have not yet announced new PR affiliation include:

  • Dolly Parton
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Aaron Lewis
  • Big & Rich
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Nu-Blu
  • Jeannie Seely
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Olivia Lane
  • Hank Williams Jr.
  • Charlie Daniels
  • The Judds
  • Charley Pride
  • Crystal Gayle
  • T. Graham Brown
  • T.G. Sheppard
  • Don Williams
  • Ronnie McDowell
  • Janie Fricke
  • Moe Bandy
  • Mark Chesnutt
  • Collin Raye
  • Exile
  • John Michael Montgomery
  • John Anderson
  • Gary Morris
  • The Kentucky Headhunters
  • Confederate Railroad
  • Mark Wills
  • Sylvia
  • Ray Scott
  • Paulette Carlson
  • Baillie & The Boys
  • Jimmy Fortune
  • Craig Wayne Boyd
  • Tommy Roe
  • Lifehouse
  • Meatloaf
  • Seether
  • Brenda Lee
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Sarah Dunn Band
  • Frank Foster
  • Denny Strickland
  • Shane Owens
  • Wilson Fairchild

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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