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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 12, 2017) – Following last week’s announcement of 117 Management, President & CEO, Zach Farnum, is proud announce that leading the management division will be artist manager, Drew Blakeley. He can be reached at drew@117group.com and 615-997-0100 x703.

Blakeley began his career in the country music industry nearly 10 years ago as a successful talent buyer and concert promoter. Blakeley comes to 117 after a departure from Conway Entertainment Group, where he spent the last 3 years on management teams for Lorrie Morgan, LOCASH, Randy Travis, ALABAMA and more. The flagship artist for 117 Management is Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare.

“I got to know Drew while working closely together on the tribute to Randy Travis in February,” said Farnum, adding, “his attention to detail, knowledge of the landscape and ability to think and work outside of the box make him the natural choice to launch this new chapter of our company.”

117 Publicity, headed by VP Bev Moser, represents a wide array of artists including Chuck Negron, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lewis Brice, Logan Mize, Paul Bogart, Max T. Barnes, Scooter Brown Band, Darren Bessette Band, Nashville Association of Talent Directors as well as Bobby Bare.

About 117 Entertainment Group
117 Entertainment Group is an entertainment firm specializing in management and publicity and marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands. They represent the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Negron, Bobby Bare, Logan Mize, Lewis Brice, Paul Bogart and Scooter Brown Band, just to name a few. Zach Farnum has managed PR campaigns for an eclectic list of artists including Charlie Daniels, Don McLean, Randy Travis and many more, as well as high-profile events and festivals including A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Country Stampede, Tree Town Music Festival and more. He serves as a co-chair of the TJ Martell Foundation’s Young Professionals Council and was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Nashville Association of Talent Directors where he serves as Membership Chairman. Bev Moser has worked with country artists, television actors and celebrities, as well as book authors creating articles and reviews, conducting interviews and covering an endless stream of festivals and press conferences. Together at 117, the team brings a brand-driven approach to management, publicity and marketing campaigns and continues to be a go-to firm for multiple high-profile projects.

For more information visit www.117group.com.

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