Rob Beckham And Bill Simmons Launch Management Firm

Rob Beckham
Barry Brecheisen
– Rob Beckham

Rob Beckham, the former co-partner at WME Nashville who departed in October, is teaming with Brad Paisley manager Bill Simmons to launch the AMG – Artist Management Group – in Nashville, the pair announced today (May 6).

Simmons, a partner of the Fitzgerald Hartley Company, also managers Chris Young. Fitzgerald Hartley also announced it will close its Nashville and Ventura, Calif., offices by the end of the year.

Bill Simmons
– Bill Simmons

Simmons will continue to rep Paisley and Young, who become the AMG’s first clients.

Neither Beckham nor Simmons was immediately available to comment.

Rob Beckham
– Rob Beckham

It’s a return to the Beckham fold of sorts for Paisley, who was repped by the former agent when he was at WME.

Considered one of the most powerful agents in Nashville, Beckham garnered awards over the course of his career to date including CMA talent agent of the year, T.J. Martell Ambassador of the Year, NATD honors, and a Nashville Swan Ball award in 2016 for his dedication to philanthropy and the arts.