Deep South Entertainment is an artist and business management firm, concert production company, talent agency and live music venue with offices in Raleigh, NC and Nashville, TN. Founded in 1995 by college friends Dave Rose, Andy Martin, and Amy Cox, the company began as a record label, Deep South Records, operating out of a spare bedroom in one of the founders' apartment.
In its early years the company quickly obtained national recognition as the artists they signed began to achieve world-wide success, most notably Five For Fighting, Butch Walker, Sister Hazel, SR-71, Far Too Jones, Athenaeum, and Marcy Playground with their #1 hit "Sex and Candy."
Deep South has managed the careers of such Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting artists as Bruce Hornsby, Little Feat, Parmalee, Vienna Teng, Stryper, Jason Michael Carroll, Marcy Playground, SR-71, Tres Chicas, Allison Moorer, The Warren Brothers, and more.
The company's concert production division, based in Raleigh, is recognized for having produced or bought talent for some of North Carolina's most notable events, including the NC State Fair, Y'all at Dix Park, Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, Durham's Art of Cool, Raleigh Wide Open, The NC Governor's Inaugural Ball, Out! Raleigh, Farm Fest, Downtown Live, Cuegrass, The Got To Be NC Ag Jam, Fayetteville After 5, Chapel Hill's Live & Local, The Capital City Bike Fest, Oak City 7, Pickin' in the Plaza, and many more.
In 2005 Deep South purchased a house in Nashville making it the company's virtual office in Music City, and in 2016 opened an office on Music Row. Deep South Nashville oversees many of the company's business management and artist management clients.
Additionally, Deep South offers full-service talent booking for weddings, corporate events, and parties. Since 2007 the company has also owned and operated a small live music venue in downtown Raleigh, appropriately named Deep South The Bar.
President Dave Rose is the author of "Everything I Know About The Music Business I Learned from My Cousin Rick", an Amazon charting book that Guitar Magazine called "the only book a musician needs as their guide to success".
Clients Include (Alphabetically) :
120 Minutes - Jason Michael Carrol - Tommy Cecil - KATIE GARFIELD - I WAS TOTALLY DESTROYING IT - JOHNNY FOLSOM 4 - Aslan Freeman - LANCO - MARCY PLAYGROUND - HANK MURPHY - ERIN NENNI - PARMALEE - Stryper - Vienna Teng - TRES CHICAS - KASEY TYNDALL