Getting to Know You: Kirt Webster, Music Industry Consultant and Project Manager2 min read
Kirt Webster is an award-winning entertainment consultant and project manager based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Originally from Arizona, Kirt moved to Nashville at the age of 20 eager to break into the entertainment industry. Once there, he founded Webster Public Relations. Almost immediately, he gained a reputation for working non-stop in the pursuit of clients’ interests, and his career in public relations began in earnest.
Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Webster Public Relations grew into a nationally known and well-respected home for creative artists. Kirt worked with some of the biggest names in country music, including Carl Perkins, The Bellamy Brothers, The Little River Band, Lee Greenwood, Crystal Gayle, and The Gatlin Brothers. In 2002, he signed Hank Williams, Jr. in what was widely viewed as a considerable coup de grâce. A year later, at the request of Johnny Cash’s long-time manager Lou Robin, Kirt Webster was asked to help stage the now memorable Cash Memorial event held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Kirt worked with Robin on several other Johnny Cash-related projects, and those events were chronicled by author Steve Turner in the book The Man Called Cash.
In 2009, Kit Webster was named one of the most successful businessmen in Nashville under the age of 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Around the same time, he served on the boards of directors for the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD).
Over the course of his career, Kirt Webster has represented many world famous entertainers and elite musicians, including Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Travis, and The Judds, among others. He has also received several industry awards, such as a TELLY Award in 2021 as a consultant on Rainy Night in Georgia, and a 2022 TELLY Award as the producer of Tyson Fury/Dillian Whyte Heavyweight Championship Fight Opening featuring Don McLean, which won in six categories. He also served…
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