NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Buddy Lee Attractions has tapped Kevin Neal to serve as the firm's new president, taking over for the departing Tony Conway.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Neal has been with BLA for 20 years and previously served as senior VP at the agency. His roster includes Jason Aldean, Ash Bowers and Colt Ford among others.
Neal got his start in the industry in 1983, working with his father at the Neal Agency. After his father's passing, Neal joined Buddy Lee briefly before exploring other opportunities. Neal then rejoined Buddy Lee in 1987 and a decade later, was named Vice President and then in 2005, he was named Senior Vice President of the agency.
Neal is a two time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association Talent Agent of the Year (2006 & 2008) and winner of the Nashville Association of Talent Directors Agent of the Year in 2007.
"I am honored to be asked to help direct this company, and I feel that there is a great opportunity for growth," Neal said in a statement. "I have had the honor to work with numerous great artists through the years at BLA, and I have watched many of those acts become some of the biggest headliners of our time. Now, Jason Aldean is positioned as the next arena headliner at BLA, and I know that we have other artists that can develop to that level."
Neal also hinted in the news release that there are staff and roster changes in store for the iconic Nashville percentery.
"The changes we're about to undergo as a company will be made to benefit our client roster. In addition, we will be announcing some strategic alliances that will enable our roster to further profit in years to come. I am honored to be asked to help direct this company, and I feel that there is a great opportunity for growth." Neal said in a statement. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers