With over 25 years of proven success, TKO Artist Management is a boutique firm specializing in artist and brand management as well as publishing administration.
Founder and President, TK Kimbrell, graduated early from high school and moved to Nashville at the age of 17, via Greyhound bus, to pursue a career in music.
In 1980, while working his way through the music business ranks, Kimbrell became Steve Wariner's bass player and tour manager. He later became Wariner’s management company representative.
A driven entrepreneur, Kimbrell opened his own management company, TKO Artist Management, in 1987 and signed his first client, singer/songwriter Mac McAnally. In 1989 he added Sawyer Brown to his roster, one of country music’s most successful groups. Since then, TKO has represented the legendary cowboy Chris LeDoux and overseen the skyrocketing success of megastar Toby Keith. In addition to managing Keith’s career as an artist, Kimbrell also oversees all of Keith’s entertainment interests including Wild Shot Mezcal, I Love This Bar and Grill restaurants, sponsorships, movies, recording, and publishing ventures.
In 2004, Kimbrell’s achievements as a manager were recognized when he was named Entertainment Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age Magazine.
With this success comes the opportunity to develop new acts looking to carve their place in music history. Today, TKO's roster includes JT Hodges, Krystal Keith, Toby Keith, Mac McAnally, Victoria Ghost and the continuing business of the late Chris LeDoux.
Who We Are
A creative and dynamic team that provides a full service experience for each of our clients in every aspect of their career.
What We Do
Develop and foster long term relationships for artists and brands.
Commitment to Excellence
Optimize the talents of our Clients
Mutual Respect and Trust