Singer-songwriter RVSHVD (pronounced Ra-Shad) has signed with CAA.
The Willacoochee, Georgia native was forever changed after he heard “Sweet Thing” by Keith Urban 10 years ago. He then found Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn, all of who he credits as ultimate musical influences. Since launching his own career, RVSHVD has played major festivals, including CMA Fest, and he made his Grand Ole Opry debut in September.
“I can be myself in country music, talking about the real things I do and feel without trying to be a persona you need to be successful in hip-hop or other genres,” he says. RVSHVD’s country-infused version of Roddy Ricch’s “Ballin'” went viral on multiple platforms, amassing over 25 million streams and lifting his catalog of songs to over 100 million streams.
“RVSHVD has built one of the most exceptional and excited teams in the industry to support his career,” says Kara Enos, CAA Agent. “He has already exceeded many of our expectations and doesn’t show any sign of stopping.” John Huie, CAA Agent, adds, “RVSHVD is making Charley Pride smile in heaven!”
RVSHVD is managed by Jonnie Forster and Eric Hurt. In a joint statement the two note, “CAA is home and as the saying goes, there’s no place like it. Finding passionate team members are the holy grail. When you find them, hold on tight. John and Kara have seen the growth in RVSVHD and recognize the opportunity is now. We’re confident they’re not going to be waiting around for the phone to ring.”
“It’s funny, when I’m on stage, I usually can’t see most of the audience but I can always make out John Huie standing there watching and smiling. He and Kara see things in me that a lot other people don’t. I’m ready to take the next step in my career with those two and the entire CAA Family,” shares the artist.