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KOLT BARBER INKS DEAL WITH FUSION TOURING

Nashville Entertainment Company To Represent Country Music Traditionalist

And Corresponding Endeavors In Booking And Sponsorship Arenas

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Mike Meade, Co-VP, Fusion Touring / Kolt Barber / Chuck Rhodes, Executive VP/GM, Fusion Touring

Amy Alyward, Co-VP, Fusion Touring - In Absentia


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fusion Touring, a division under the Fusion Entertainment Company (FUSENTCO) umbrella, a Nashville consortium of veteran music industry professionals with expertise in artist and event management, booking, film and television, sponsor relations, and music distribution, is pleased to announce the addition Kolt Barber (Barbed Wire Entertainment/Maverick Management) to its roster. The Fusion Touring team will represent Kolt Barber and all mutual endeavors, including The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown and Saddle To The Stage”™ television show, in the live entertainment, booking, and sponsorship sectors. Kolt Barber, who is a veteran country recording artist and music producer, heads Maverick Management and is the creator of The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown.™ Marrying his devotion to the land and his love for music, the showdown (an open-air, safe-environment rodeo and live music event, sanctioned by the IPRA) embraces, and caters to, the blue-collar, AG, farming, ranching, and trucking communities and lifestyle. The agency’s initiative and goal is to align with complementing sponsors and secure dates throughout the country encompassing fairs and festivals, AG centers, arenas, and more.

“Kolt is a talented entertainer who is true to his heritage,” said Mike Meade, Co-Vice President, Fusion Touring. “He is a visionary with business savvy and a plan, and with our mutual history of success in his market and our combined areas of expertise, I am confident we can cultivate a long-lasting, reputable all- American event for years to come.” "Mike, Amy, and Chuck are a committed and dedicated team with a shared enthusiasm and passion to cater to the small town, blue-collar, farm and ranch communities and audiences—the backbone of our American culture,” Kolt Barber added. “The Fusion Touring environment feels like home; I’m grateful for the team's support and am excited to see where this road takes us." Barber recently announced his alliance Swood Media in the production of “Saddle To The Stage™;” the show concept, incorporating The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown™ as the backdrop, combines Barber’s AG consulting prowess and music career and is set to premiere in January 2021. Harvesting the “all- American spirit,” the real-life, action-packed, “agri-tainment” TV show captures behind-the-scenes outtakes of fast-pace rough-stock rodeo, the music industry (on stage and in the studio), and the life and times of a touring band and rancher. FUSENTCO is dedicated to seek and secure partnering relationships. Kolt will make a special guest appearance on “Corn Warriors,” produced by Swood Media, tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2020 (Episode 9/See RFD-TV for local air time). Kolt visits and consults with Eric Reed who is a first-generation Middle Tennessee farmer who produces corn, wheat, and soybean.

# # # ABOUT KOLT BARBER Ag Consultant • Ag Architect A visionary and problem-solver dedicated to “keep America growing,” Kolt is the owner of Maverick Management, modern agronomy, farm, and ranch consulting company. He and his team design and implement modern marketing ideas, strategies, and blueprints for the farm, ranch, and corporate operations. With a proven track record across a wide variety of agricultural sectors, he has become a sought-after agricultural manager and consultant lending assistance and directive to corporate feed, seed, grain and biofuel companies, farm bureaus and co-ops, and local farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S. maverickmanagement.net The Entertainer Kolt is a contemporary/traditional country music recording artist who is a charismatic, engaging, and electric LIVE stage performer (likened to Garth Brooks). He has shared the stage with numerous country music legends, including Travis Tritt, John Anderson and Tanya Tucker; carrying the torch for country music legends and tradition, Waylon Jennings is one of his biggest influences in line with Haggard, Cash, Vern Gosdin, Keith Whitley, and The Eagles. Kolt has spent the last decade performing before hundreds of thousands of country music fans at fairs, festivals, AG shows, and rodeos. In 2020, Barber launched The American Cowboy Showdown, sanctioned by the IPRA. koltbarber.com ABOUT FUSION ENTERTAINMENT/FUSION TOURING (FUSENTCO) Serving the live music entertainment sector and performing artists, Fusion Entertainment, LLC opened its doors in 2020. Overseeing operations in the various divisions of the company are Chuck Rhodes, Mike Meade, Amy Aylward, and Wayne Halper, along with Bob Frank (BFE/Audium Nashville), Ted Ellis and Tom Cross (Creator Ventures CO, LTD.) and Chuck McDowell, III (Wesley Financial Group). Services under the FUSENTCO company umbrella encompass management and label services, film and television, booking, sponsorships, and music distribution. The Fusion Touring agency currently represents Darryl Worley, Ty Herndon, Michelle Wright, Danielle Peck, country duo Smith & Wesley, Billy Gilman, Brody Ray, Trent Tomlinson, Keith Anderson, and Jason Michael Carroll. fusentco.com

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