Saturday, September 12, 2009


Dierks Bentley signed with Vector Management, the powerhouse company headed by Ken Levitan, back in January 2009. The Capitol Records Nashville artist was previously with Scott Kernahan’s Rogue Music.

Since that time, a swarm of promo events--Jimmy Falon, The Bud Shoot Out in Daytona, The Today Show, Regis & Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, Bonnie Hunt, Kathie Lee and Hoda--managed to help Feel That Fire debut in the #1 album slot for Dierks the first week of February.

Ken Levitan will receive the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive at the Americana Music Association’s 8th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, on Thurs., Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

As founder and Co-President of Vector Management, Levitan guides the careers of Americana stalwarts Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller and others. Also signed to his powerhouse roster are Kid Rock, Kings of Leon, Hank Williams Jr., Bon Jovi, B-52s, Ben Folds, Michael McDonald, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trisha Yearwood, Peter Frampton, Trace Adkins, and Dierks Bentley.

Levitan, whose first foray into the music business was as chairman of the Vanderbilt Concert committee, is also a Grammy Award-winning producer for his work on The Apostle soundtrack.

Pretty impressive! I'd say Dierks is in good hands! Congratulations Ken! Now, if you could just "manage" to get DB a CMA nomination or two, the DB Congress would be eternally grateful!

Thank you!

DB Congress Chair

Source: Sara Skates

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