Actor/musician Sam Palladio, who made a name for himself playing the role of Gunnar Scott on the hit TV drama “Nashville,” has spent the last few years shifting his focus to his music career – and now he has a new management team. Palladio has joined Red Light Management for worldwide representation, co-managed by Chip Dorsch in the company’s Nashville office and Jessica Lord in London.
“I’ve been blessed with an acting career that has allowed me to wear many hats and tell many stories,” Palladio said in a statement. “Music has always been my passion and a driving force for my creativity – from guitar lessons at 5 to garage bands in my teens. I dedicated this last couple of years to songwriting and trying to find my own unique voice. Drawing back the curtain, letting people in on family relationships, tragedies and telling my own story – that’s something that I’ve never done before until now. I’m incredibly excited about this next chapter and to be building the team that will help me share my music with the world.”
Over the past two years, Palladio, who grew up in Cornwall, England, has collaborated with fellow British songwriters like Ed Harcourt, Jonny Lattimer and Nick Hodgson. In early 2021 he worked with multi-Grammy Award winning producer Dave Sardy, Søren Hansen of New Politics and Paul DeVincenzo to record tunes for his forthcoming debut album.
As part of the “Stars of ‘Nashville’ Concert Tour” in 2018, Palladio took the stage at such famed venues as Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House and The O2 in London, the latter of which sold 11,000 tickets and grossed more than $1 million, according to reports submitted to Pollstar Box office.
Highlights from his touring history also includes headlining West Hollywood’s Troubadour in 2016 and performing at Stagecoach.
“Sam is a perfect example of what is happening musically in Nashville now – a melding of many styles of music. The approach for him sonically, visually and holistically will be rooted in his British and US influences. It is our hope that he will simultaneously be one of Music City’s greatest imports and greatest exports. We are incredibly excited to be working with such a well-rounded artist to help bring his music to life,” Chip Dorsch said in a statement.
Lord adds, “One of the many reasons Sam is such an exciting and interesting artist is his potential to connect with audiences both sides of the Atlantic (and further afield!). His upbringing in the UK and domicile in the US are ever-present in the music, the approach and in Sam’s ambition to reach fans globally. The opportunity for managers to work together from different parts of the world, Nashville and London in this case, is part of the ethos of Red Light – finding like-minded people to help create the best possible opportunities for our artists.”