Strung Like A Horse, Maggie Rose, Dailey & Vincent, Keith Anderson, and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
APA TO HOST DIVERSE LINEUP AT 2015 IEBA CONFERENCE ON OCTOBER 11
APA's Craig Newman Nominated for IEBA Talent Agent of the Year Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 21, 2015) – This year, Music City’s 48th Annual IEBA Conference, held from October 10 thru 13 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, will once again be highlighted by APA’s annual party in the Event Hall of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, October 11. Performing artists scheduled to pack a diverse musical punch include Strung Like A Horse, Maggie Rose, Dailey & Vincent, Keith Anderson, and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
“Our lineup features something for everyone,” says Steve Lassiter, Partner and SVP of APA Nashville. “From the youthful sass of Maggie Rose to the pure mountain sounds of Dailey & Vincent, the eclectic grooves of Strung Like A Horse, the emotional honesty of Keith Anderson, and the one and only Starship featuring Mickey Thomas… we’re certain we’ve got a show that will leave the crowd wanting more!” Strung Like A Horse, whose unique signature gypsy grass sound and high-energy stage show is a crowd favorite at venues across the country, features Clay Maselle, B.J. Hightower, drummer Crispy, and Spooky Fiddler. Maggie Rose, whose evocative vocal stylings have earned her a pair of Billboard Country Top 40 singles with “I Ain’t Your Mana” and “Better,” was named the 6th Most Played Female On Country Radio of 2013 by Country Aircheck. Rose has also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, and her music has been featured on the Disney Channel. Dailey & Vincent (Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent) are one of the most-awarded acts in the pages of Bluegrass history, with many awards from the IBMA and SPBGMA, as well as several Grammy nominations. Their current disc, Alive! In Concert, debuted atop the Billboard Bluegrass Albums list. Keith Anderson, perhaps one of the most lovable and energetic performers in country music, has hit the Top 10 numerous times with such radio staples as “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” “XXL,” and the heart-tugging “I Still Miss You.” He’s also penned hits for acts such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, and Big & Rich. Anderson recently issued his first project in seven years with “I’ll Bring The Music.” Starship featuring Mickey Thomas was established by Thomas in 1985 as a continuation of the band Jefferson Starship, who hit the Hot 100 with pop classics like “Sara,” “We Built This City” and their biggest worldwide hit, the iconic “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” The band remains popular to this day, with dates at arenas lined up well into 2016.
APA is also very proud to acknowledge their IEBA Talent Agent of the Year Award nominee, Craig Newman, Head of Performing Arts and VP of Concerts at APA. A 15-year veteran who knows the stage from every side, Newman plays between 300 and 400 shows a year with a diverse range of clients that include The Fab Four, Under the Streetlamp, Peter Cetera and Micky Dolenz, to name a few. Other notable clients include Tony Award-winning Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet), Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies (A Night with Janis Joplin), and Gingger Shankar, who performed at this year’s Toronto Film Festival in conjunction with the screening of her documentary. Newman also is responsible for booking events with television tie-ins that include Chef Robert Irvine of “Restaurant Impossible”, Lightwire Theater from “America’s Got Talent,” and the critically-acclaimed One Man Breaking Bad.
“It’s that drive and determination to make each project the best it can be that makes Craig such a viable part of APA,” says Lassiter. “Craig’s work speaks for itself, but we at APA are so grateful to have him on our team and putting our clients on stages all over the world. His nomination is a victory – not just for him, but for all of us.”