WME has announced that Abby Wells Baas, Kevin Meads, Braeden Rountree, Barrett Sellers and Nate Towne have been elevated to partner in the agency’s Nashville office. All five new partners will continue their work in the country music department.
Wells Baas, Meads, Rountree, Sellers and Towne all launched their careers at William Morris Agency and transitioned to WME following the company’s merger with Endeavor in 2009.
Wells Baas began her career as assistant to former WMA Nashville co-head Rick Shipp 23 years ago and rose through the agency’s Agent Trainee program. She currently handles all bookings for WME’s country roster in the Central Midwest territory and works with clients such as Easton Corbin, Kenny G, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jon Reep and Thompson Square.
Meads began his career at William Morris Agency in 2006 and quickly rose through the ranks to agent in 2008. In his current role, Meads works across WME’s country roster to book large venues in the Southeast region, working with clients such as Brooks & Dunn, Trea Landon, Chris Lane, Jon Langston and Cole Swindell.
In his current role, Rountree works with clients including Kane Brown, Ryan Hurd, The Marcus King Band, Dylan Schneider and Granger Smith. He began with WMA in the mailroom in 2006 following stints in publishing, radio promotion, management and record label operations.
Sellers joined WMA as an assistant in 2001 following graduation from Vanderbilt. In his current role, he works across WME’s country roster to book large venues in the Western region with clients such as Lindsay Ell, LOCASH, Dustin Lynch, Mitchell Tenpenny and Tyler Rich.
Towne has worked his way up from the mailroom and became an agent in 2009. He currently focuses on booking shows in arenas, amphitheaters, theaters, PACS and casinos in the Northeast and regularly consults on touring strategy for various artists across WME’s country roster. Some of the clients he works with include Casey Donahew, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Dylan Scott and Chris Young.
The news of the new partners comes on the heels of Skyler Clark-Hamel, Alex Collignon and Beth Hamilton’s promotions to agent last month, which came shortly after Becky Gardenhire’s promotion to co-head of the Nashville office.