At Webster Public Relations (a division of Webster & Associates, LLC), our highly skilled, proficient and multi-faceted publicists, who together bring over 50 years of PR experience, have guided the publicity and marketing campaigns for such legendary music artists as Hank Williams Jr., Dolly Parton and George Jones as well as artists as diverse as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sam Moore, Kid Rock, Kenny G. and KC and The Sunshine Band. All are musicians who are the best in their respective genres and our firm is at the forefront of creating innovative campaigns on behalf of established heritage artists as well as actualizing effective strategies for launching new careers. Our vast experience and extensive contacts means that we can effectively implement both mainstream and grassroots campaigns on behalf of our select roster.

Although based in Nashville, Webster Public Relations’ influence is far-reaching and prodigious, including the best of local, regional and national media outlets. From The Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning to The Chew, The View and The Talk to Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Late Night and The Late Show, with a few stops at TMZ Live, E! News and Extra, our clients are spotlighted around the clock and around the country.

We’re known for being risk-takers and our success is a result of the ability to forge new paths and create new partnerships. Our objective, every time, is to exceed the expectations of all our constituents.

Through our solid relationships with talent bookers, tastemakers, music supervisors and other industry professionals we create a customized campaign with a multidimensional approach that significantly expands our clients’ profiles and also raises industry awareness. The increased media presence also helps build bridges to new ventures from corporate opportunities to compelling new projects as demonstrated by our proven track record.

At Webster Public Relations we also provide a host of additional services that can enhance your publicity and marketing campaign. This broad spectrum includes Media Training, Satellite Media Tours, Video Promotion, Crisis Management and Special Events such as Music Festivals, for which we can act as sole producer or serve as consultants. Our goal is always to seamlessly integrate these activities with a client or brand's publicity and marketing campaign.

Kirt Webster

President/ CEO

Yes! You see Kirt Webster everywhere, shaking hands, making deals and getting results for his clients. Are there two of him? Three? Amazingly enough, there is only one Kirt Webster and we are all still trying to figure out how he does it! With his years of experience and ability to hustle, his passion for entertainment and perseverance are apparent. However, the secret of his success clearly lies in his creative spirit and kindness. Yes, we said kindness. With deadlines, networking, meetings, social events and a maze of connections to navigate, the entertainment industry may only see a driven, focused, competitive Kirt Webster. However, knowing how much sacrifice it takes to succeed in this industry, Kirt has given everything to it with passion and strength fueled by a genuine love for his clients, colleagues and staff.

British Country Music Awards "International Services To Industry Award" - 2016 Honoree
Nashville Association of Talent Directors "Board of Directors" Award - 2015 Honoree
Nashville Business Journal's "40 Under 40" - 2009 Honoree

Proudly Representing:
Roy Clark, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kenny G., Cyndi Lauper, Aaron Lewis, Little Anthony, Meat Loaf, Lorrie Morgan, Justin Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Tower of Power, Randy Travis, VIMIC, Don Williams, and Hank Williams Jr.

kirt@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 Ext. 226

Joey Amato

Publicity Manager

Joey Amato began his career in New York City as part of the marketing team at Sony Music, working on projects for international superstars including Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel and Shakira. In addition, Joey managed Intence, a Canadian pop group which achieved success in Europe before pursuing solo careers.

In 2008, Amato moved to South Florida and joined Relevant Communications, a fine art publicity firm, where he worked with world-renowned artists including Peter Max, Romero Britto, Michael Godard and Alexandre Renoir. He also represented musicians turned artists: Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and chart-topping songwriter Bernie Taupin, best known for his collaborations with Elton John.

Proudly Representing:
Roy Clark, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kenny G., Cyndi Lauper, Aaron Lewis, Little Anthony, Meat Loaf, Lorrie Morgan, Justin Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Tower of Power, Randy Travis, VIMIC, Don Williams, and Hank Williams Jr.

joey@websterpr.com | 615-777-6995 ext 225

Jeremy Westby

Sr. Vice President

Minnesota native Jeremy Westby transplanted himself to Oklahoma in 1995 to study broadcast journalism. He was ‘discovered’ by Jim Halsey, music impresario and long-time manager of The Oak Ridge Boys, who encouraged him to join his music business seminar class. Jim then invited him to Las Vegas in January of 1998 where he was a production assistant for The Oaks’ variety show on TNN. Jim and his son, Sherman Halsey, invited him to intern for The Halsey Company in Nashville that summer, and he hasn’t looked back since. The last seventeen years have seen endless concerts, tour buses, festivals, green rooms, network meetings and broadcast productions. From clubs to churches to amphitheaters and arenas, Jeremy has circled the globe with a great number of entertainers of all genres. His current duties as Sr. VP of Webster Public Relations entail yet more travel, mainly to New York, Los Angeles and many points in-between, coordinating media itineraries for the Webster client roster.

Proudly Representing:
Meat Loaf and Don McLean

**Oversees national television bookings for entire roster of clients

jeremy@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 Ext. 228
Scott Adkins

Scott Adkins

VP of Publicity

Scott Adkins knows what it takes to get noticed. As vice president of publicity, Scott works with a team of publicists to maximize exposure and brand awareness for Webster PR clients. Scott’s depth of experience includes developing strategy and placing artists in national media outlets as well as leading PR/publicity for music festivals like Bonnaroo and launching national brands, including Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. A passionate storyteller, Scott specializes in identifying the right message for the right people at the right time. Prior to his move to Nashville, Scott worked in television markets across the country. He also appeared on broadcast networks and received regional recognition, including Ohio Valley Emmy nods. 

Proudly Representing:
Kiefer Sutherland, Cyndi Lauper, Tanya Tucker, Bellamy Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, Johnny Lee, Bill Anderson, Lee Greenwood, Erica Nicole, Stephanie Quayle, Lucas Hoge, Shane Owens, Denny Strickland, Liddy Clark, Abi, and Nick Brennan

Reviver Records: LOCASH • Blackjack Billy • Little Anthony • Michael Tyler • Kayla Adams

scott@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 Ext. 223
Kyle Watson

Kyle Watson

Publicity Manager

Kyle Watson was born and raised in the small town of Bedford, located in southern Indiana. He received his Marketing degree from Indiana State University and then set his sights on Music City and moved to Nashville. After completing an internship with Webster Public Relations, Kyle’s personality and work ethic combined with his love for music led to an invitation to join the firm. As an avid music fan, Kyle enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and is always au courant with the newest trends. When he’s not at work, Kyle can be found cheering on his home state teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers.


Proudly Representing:
Big & Rich, Charley Pride, John Anderson, Dailey & Vincent, Sylvia, Jimmy Fortune, John Conlee, Janie Fricke, T. Graham Brown, Leroy Van Dyke, Lorraine Jordan, Rhonda Vincent, Nu-Blu, and Wilson Fairchild

kyle@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 Ext. 221
Jodi Lynn Dawes

Jodi Lynn Dawes

Publicity Manager

Jodi Lynn Dawes graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2014 with a degree in Public Relations. With internships at 92.9 WLXX and WLEX-TV in Lexington, KY, Jodi got an inside look at the worlds of radio and television, capitalizing on her media relations skills. After an eight-month stint in the Big Apple doing corporate communications, Jodi headed back to the South to pursue her dream of working in the music industry. 
 

Proudly Representing:
Mark Chesnutt, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Kentucky Headhunters, Exile, John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie McDowell, Paulette Carlson, Tim Rushlow, and Blackfoot Gypsies

Jodi@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 Ext. 235
Zach Farnum

Zach Farnum

Publicity Manager

Zach Farnum comes from a small town in the smallest state in the union – Rhode Island. With a belief that entertainment can touch so many people in so many ways, his drive is always to touch someone in a heartfelt way through his many pursuits and endeavors. His passion for country music brought him to Nashville where he attended Trevecca University. Zach loved being able to see the inner workings of the music industry and wanted to share that view with others. Being the entrepreneur that he is, he started a blog called That’s Country Y’all where he highlighted and interviewed some of country music’s greatest icons and emerging artists through segments labeled Music City Live. Zach garnered another view of the inner workings of the music industry during his stint as a publicist at a Nashville based publicity firm where he handled the day to day publicity for artists such as Stoney LaRue, the SteelDrivers and Deana Carter. Through the encouragement of peers he founded Hart Street Entertainment where he offered a complete menu of services including publicity, marketing, management, artist development, booking, radio promotion and social media strategy. With a strong background in marketing, development and media outreach, Zach brings a brand-driven mindset to his clients at Webster PR. Zach does not sit still for long – his mind is continually spinning and working on his next project, new strategies and how to best help his clients.

Proudly Representing:
Artists: 
Moe Bandy, Bobby Bare, Don McLean, Gary Morris, Tommy Roe, T.G. Sheppard
Corporate/Branding: APA, Springer Mountain Farms®, TC Restaurant Group
TV Programs: Country’s Family Reunion, Larry’s Country Diner
Non-Profits: Helping A Hero, Journey Home Project
Cruises: ‘70s Rock and Romance, Country Cruising, Country Music Cruise, Flower Power Cruise, Malt Shop Memories Cruise, Soul Train Cruise
Events: Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, NATD Honors, National Music Council Awards
Festivals: Wild West Comedy Fest

zach@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 ext.229
Heath Scott

Heath Scott

Publicity and Marketing Manager

Heath Scott joined Webster Public Relations in 2009 working with clients in a variety of capacities. Whether traveling on the road making sure tour publicity efforts are coordinated or facilitating on-site media at festivals, Heath Scott brings his expertise "A-Game" to make sure everyone involved is taken care of. Most recently, Heath oversees the marketing efforts working with Webster PR subsidiary "The Hot Seat" to ensure both radio and video projects are properly executed. In his spare time, you can catch Heath in the outdoors, fishing, boating, or just spending time with his daughter.

heath@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995

Kelli Wasilauski

Radio Relations Manager / Publicity Manager

Kelli Wasilauski is a Boston native and recent Belmont University graduate. She moved to Nashville 5 years ago to study public relations and Spanish. After moving to Nashville Kelli had diverse work experience. She spent 2 years interning at the world’s second largest asset manager, State Street Global Advisors and 1 year interning locally at the Nashville Scene. After graduation she started an internship at Webster & Associates where she was offered a position with the company after completing her internship. Kelli has worked with both legendary and younger acts with Webster.


Proudly Representing:
(works in tandem with Scott Adkins)
Kiefer Sutherland, Cyndi Lauper, Tanya Tucker, Bellamy Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Gene Watson, Johnny Lee, Jeannie Seely, Bill Anderson, Lee Greenwood, LOCASH, Michael Tyler, Blackjack Billy, Erica Nicole, Kayla Adams, Abi, Liddy Clark, Stephanie Quayle, Lucas Hoge, Nick Brennan, Denny Strickland, Shane Owens.

 
kelli@websterpr.com | 615.777.6995 Ext. 238