NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2015) – Donna Lee, CEO/President of
Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc. (BLA),
 is pleased to announce the promotion of dedicated staffer, Mike Meade, to fc27b6ecc46a4cc17eb65471_172x234Vice President of the signature talent agency.  The active, hand’s-on booking agent, and head of the
BLA Professional Speaker & Guest Appearances Division, will take his seat alongside David Kiswiney in his capacity with the company.
“Buddy Lee Attractions became ‘home’ during my first internship,” said
Mike Meade“BLA continues to embrace its ‘family’ business strategy and that alone lends itself to the successful foundation this company was built upon. BLA is historically characterized by its passion to invest in, and develop, an artist and his/her career. That’s the philosophy I cut my teeth on and I am extremely proud to be part of this organization of heart.”
“Mike has been a contributing member of the BLA staff for almost twenty years; he’s been instrumental in the agency’s growth and become a mentor for the younger agents, stated Donna Lee“His loyalty, dedication and experience are fitting for this role. As a seasoned industry veteran, he’s grown with the changes and has successfully incorporated new approaches to assist the agency in keeping current with the trends and ahead of the curve.”
The ambitious 21-year-old intern, Meade began his journey with BLA in 1996; his hard work and tenacity secured a full-time position with the agency. Over the course of his initial ten-year tenure, Meade lent his hand to launch the careers of some of country music’s most notable entertainers including
Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, Clay Walker, The Dixie Chicks,
Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert.
 In 2006, Meade moved on to join the team at TLE, Inc. (Tracy Lawrence’s management company). He assisted in opening the doors to Rocky Comfort Records (Lawrence’s independent label) where the award-winning country music singer charted his No. 1 hit “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.”  Meade transitioned to New Frontier Touring to represent notable artists such as
The Avett Brothers, Monty Montgomery and Riders In The Sky under the direction of Paul Lohr.  His entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish
The Meade Group, Inc. in 2009 with primary concentration in the celebrity booking and personal appearances arena. The Meade Group roster included Lisa Chapman (“Dog The Bounty Hunter”), the Gold Family (“Hardcore Pawn”) and the Swamp People.
In 2012, Meade accepted the invitation to return to Buddy Lee Attractions signing on as a talent agent and the spearhead of the agency’s newly formed special appearances division. Meade’s talents and experience attracted former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose and country music legend Naomi Judd who signed under the BLA Speaker & Guest Appearances Division shortly thereafter. Since rejoining BLA, Meade has been instrumental in signing a large new tier of acts (Brooke Hogan,
Darryl Worley, Halfway to Hazard, Jesse Kinch, Millennial, Justin Forrest, Kristen Kelly, Radio Romance, Sonia Leigh and The Roys to name a few).
For more on Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc. visit: www.buddyleeattractions.com.