Country music promoter Rob Potts, CEO of Entertainment Edge, has died in a motorbike accident in Tasmania, at the age of 65.
Potts, who worked in the music industry for more than 30 years, was a booking agent for acts including Keith Urban and Tommy Emmanuel. As a promoter, he worked with artistes such as Faith Hill, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw to Australia, and was responsible for Taylor Swift’s first shows in the country.
In partnership with Chugg Entertainment (CE), Potts also established country music festival brand CMC Rocks and was a member of the Country Music Association board of directors.
“He was without question, the most passionate supporter of country music in Australia,” says CE’s Michael Chugg. “Rob was at the top of his game and all his dreams were coming true. The country music world and the global music industry has lost a pioneer. I have lost a great friend.”
CEO of CMC Rocks Qld Matthew Lazarus-Hall adds, “Rob’s passion and determination was never-ending. The industry has lost a great man.”
Potts is survived by his son Jeremy and ex-wife Sally.