Veteran agent Stan Barnett has joined APA Nashville. Jim Gosnell, CEO of APA, announced Barnett’s addition Tuesday (Jan. 26).
“Stan’s incredible knowledge, expertise and devotion for all things country music only begins to enumerate the many qualities that make him one of the most successful and valued agents in our industry,” says Gosnell. “I’m very excited about the transformation taking place in Nashville and its evolution into a multi-faceted microcosm of the music business, with substantial opportunities for artists to pursue cross-over platforms. The goal at APA Nashville is to continue our full-service representation of that arena, and having an agent like Stan join our talented team is paramount to that agenda as we usher in a new era with a reinforced commitment to excellence.”
Barnett was previously with Creative Artists Agency, where he signed Lady A, Brandy Clark, Joe Nichols, and bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley during his 21-year tenure. He was also instrumental in launching the agency’s Fair & Festival department.
A longtime member of the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, The International Buyers Association and The Nashville Association of Talent Directors, Barnett also serves on the Board of Directors for Stars and Stripes. His achievements have earned him many industry honors, including the NATD Talent Agent of the Year award and two IEBA Talent Agent of the Year awards.
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