Staff   Aug 12, 2016   News   0 Comment

Longtime executive to serve as Manager, VP of Artist Development at top entertainment company 

Starstruck Management Group proudly announces the return of longtime music industry executive Kelli Haywood in an exciting new role with the company, effective immediately.

Haywood will serve as Manager and Vice President of Artist Development at Starstruck, rejoining Narvel and Brandon Blackstock. She also will focus on signing and cultivating new talent at the esteemed music entertainment agency.

“Brandon and I have worked with Kelli for several years when she was in charge of marketing for Blake Shelton at Warner Bros. Records,” Narvel Blackstock said. “We have always been extremely impressed with Kelli’s intelligence and talent whether working with her at the label or later when she brought many corporate partners for Starstruck artists. She has shown a broad understanding of what it takes for an artist to achieve their dreams and we could not be more happy to have her joining us at Starstruck.” 

Haywood, a former member of Billboard’s “30 Under 30” and Vice President at Warner Music Nashville, returns to Starstruck in a full-time role after founding her own artist management agency, KCH Entertainment, a year ago. She continued to serve as a consultant to the Blackstocks. Before that she served a two-year stint as Starstruck’s Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships.

In her exciting new role she’ll be helping Starstruck expand its operations with an artist development component that will allow her to identify, sign and cultivate new artists who have the talent to impact today’s dynamic music scene. Haywood has had a hand in shaping the careers of several top stars, including Blake Shelton, The Wreckers, Brett Eldredge and Frankie Ballard.

“I have worked with Narvel and Brandon for many years and believe that they are the best in the business,” Haywood said. “We have a unique opportunity to grow our roster and continue to build on the great successes we have had. I look forward to being a part of this great team.”

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