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For Immediate Release
November 18, 2020
Nashville Entertainment Company To Represent Country Music Traditionalist
And Corresponding Endeavors
In Booking And Sponsorship Arenas
Photo (from left to right): 
Mike Meade, Co-VP, Fusion Touring / Kolt Barber / Chuck Rhodes, Executive VP/GM, Fusion Touring
Amy Alyward, Co-VP, Fusion Touring - In Absentia
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fusion Touring, a division under the Fusion Entertainment Company (FUSENTCO) umbrella, a Nashville consortium of veteran music industry professionals with expertise in artist and event management, booking, film and television, sponsor relations, and music distribution, is pleased to announce the addition Kolt Barber (Barbed Wire Entertainment/Maverick Management) to its roster. The Fusion Touring team will represent Kolt Barber and all mutual endeavors, including The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown and Saddle To The Stage television show, in the live entertainment, booking, and sponsorship sectors.

Kolt Barber, who is a veteran country recording artist and music producer, heads Maverick Management and
is the creator of The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown.™ Marrying his devotion to the land and
his love for music, the showdown (an open-air, safe-environment rodeo and live music event, sanctioned by the
IPRA) embraces, and caters to, the blue-collar, AG, farming, ranching, and trucking communities and
lifestyle. The agency’s initiative and goal is to align with complementing sponsors and secure dates throughout
the country encompassing fairs and festivals, AG centers, arenas, and more.

“Kolt is a talented entertainer who is true to his heritage,” said Mike Meade, Co-Vice President, Fusion
Touring. “He is a visionary with business savvy and a plan, and with our mutual history of success in his
market and our combined areas of expertise, I am confident we can cultivate a long-lasting, reputable all-
American event for years to come.”

"Mike, Amy, and Chuck are a committed and dedicated team with a shared enthusiasm and passion to cater to
the small town, blue-collar, farm and ranch communities and audiences—the backbone of our American
culture,” Kolt Barber added. “The Fusion Touring environment feels like home; I’m grateful for the team's
support and am excited to see where this road takes us."

Barber recently announced his alliance Swood Media in the production of “Saddle To The Stage™;” the show
concept, incorporating The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown™ as the backdrop, combines
Barber’s AG consulting prowess and music career and is set to premiere in January 2021. Harvesting the “all-
American spirit,” the real-life, action-packed, “agri-tainment” TV show captures behind-the-scenes outtakes of
fast-pace rough-stock rodeo, the music industry (on stage and in the studio), and the life and times of a touring band and rancher. FUSENTCO is dedicated to seek and secure partnering relationships.
Kolt will make a special guest appearance on “Corn Warriors,” produced by Swood Media, tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2020 (Episode 9/See RFD-TV for local air time). Kolt visits and consults with Eric Reed who is a first-generation Middle Tennessee farmer who produces corn, wheat, and soybean.

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Ag Consultant • Ag Architect
A visionary and problem-solver dedicated to “keep America growing,” Kolt is the owner of Maverick Management, modern
agronomy, farm, and ranch consulting company. He and his team design and implement modern marketing ideas, strategies, and
blueprints for the farm, ranch, and corporate operations. With a proven track record across a wide variety of agricultural sectors, he has
become a sought-after agricultural manager and consultant lending assistance and directive to corporate feed, seed, grain and biofuel
companies, farm bureaus and co-ops, and local farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S.

The Entertainer
Kolt is a contemporary/traditional country music recording artist who is a charismatic, engaging, and electric LIVE stage performer
(likened to Garth Brooks). He has shared the stage with numerous country music legends, including Travis Tritt, John Anderson and
Tanya Tucker; carrying the torch for country music legends and tradition, Waylon Jennings is one of his biggest influences in line
with Haggard, Cash, Vern Gosdin, Keith Whitley, and The Eagles. Kolt has spent the last decade performing before hundreds of
thousands of country music fans at fairs, festivals, AG shows, and rodeos.  In 2020, Barber launched The American Cowboy
Showdown, sanctioned by the IPRA.
Serving the live music entertainment sector and performing artists, Fusion Entertainment, LLC opened its doors in 2020. Overseeing
operations in the various divisions of the company are Chuck Rhodes, Mike Meade, Amy Aylward, and Wayne Halper, along
with Bob Frank (BFE/Audium Nashville), Ted Ellis and Tom Cross (Creator Ventures CO, LTD.) and Chuck McDowell,
III (Wesley Financial Group). Services under the FUSENTCO company umbrella encompass management and label services, film
and television, booking, sponsorships, and music distribution. The Fusion Touring agency currently represents Darryl Worley, Ty Herndon,  Michelle Wright, Danielle Peck, country duo Smith & Wesley, Billy Gilman, Brody Ray, Trent Tomlinson, Keith Anderson, and Jason Michael Carroll.

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          K. Atwood | | 615.770.2994

  Fusion Touring 
          Division of Fusion Entertainment Company, LLC.
          Mike Meade, VP | | O: (615) 378-5770 ext. 701
21 Music Square W., 1st Floor | Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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