WME continues to annex territory in the world of country music.
The agency — already the dominant Hollywood country entity thanks to its roster of top-earning musicians — has acquired Nashville-based 360 Artist Agency. As part of the deal, 360 Artist founder Joey Lee is joining WME as well as agents Henry Glascock and Risha Rodgers, who will work out of WME’s Nashville office.
They bring such artists as Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Abbott Band, Keith Anderson, Wade Bowen, Lee Brice, Mark Chesnutt, Neal McCoy, Whiskey Myers, Randy Rogers Band and Clay Walker.
WME already handles Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, the Judds, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.
An industry veteran, Lee formed 360 Artist Agency in 2007, a full-service talent agency that was nominated for Pollstar’s Boutique Agency of the Year Award earlier this year.