Reba's company manages Kelly Clarkson
Monday, July 2, 2007
– Not only does Reba McEntire have a duet partner in Kelly Clarkson - she is also managing the singer. Clarkson announced Monday thst she had left The Firm to sign on with Starstruck, the Nashville-based company run by McEntire's husband.
Narvel Blackstock, CEO of Starstruck Entertainment, will serve as Clarkson's personal manager. Trisha McClanahan, Starstruck VP of Marketing, will assist with day-to-day operations. "Kelly is an incredible talent with an unlimited future. We are thrilled to be working with her," Blackstock said.
Clarkson sings with McEntire on the country singer's new single "Because of You," which will appear on McEntire's next disc, out this fall.
Clarkson's career was launched in 2002 when she won the first season of American Idol. She has since released 2 very successful albums, with sales of more than 15 million worldwide. Her multiple accolades include two Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Awards, four ASCAP Pop Music Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards. Her current album, "My December," was released June 26th.
Nashville based Starstruck Entertainment was founded by Blackstock in 1988 as a full service entertainment conglomerate. Additional management clients are Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton.
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