Artist Manager, Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame Member Brian Ferriman Dies

Michelle Wright with Brian Ferriman at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Photo: Grant Martin Photography

Artist Manager and Savannah Music President Brian Ferriman died Tuesday (Dec. 4) in Nashville.

Ferriman hailed from Southern Ontario, and operated his own recording facility. Ferriman soon became artist manager to Canadian artists including Michelle Wright, Terry Sumsion, Terry Carisse, The Good Brothers, Gary Fjellgaard, Anita Perras & Tim Taylor, Matt Minglewood, and more. Each of those artists earned hit songs released on Ferriman’s Savannah Music Group. Following the success of artist Michelle Wright in the early ’90s, Ferriman relocated Savannah Music Group to Nashville. During her career, Wright has charted more than 50 singles and earned best-selling albums on the Savannah, Arista/BMG and Icon labels. Her signature hit, “Take It Like A Man,” was a Top 10 country hit in the U.S. in 1992.

Ferriman was named the Canadian Country Music Association’s Manager of the Year eight times, and Record Industry Person of the Year on four occasions. Ferriman also served on the Board of Directors at the CCMA and served as Director of CIRPA and CARAS, as well as International Director for the CMA. He wsa inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.



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