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Marc Oswald - Oswald Entertainment Group
MARC OSWALD
CHAIRMAN & CEO

In his 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, the California-native has amassed a resume that includes artist management, concert and tour promotion, television, video and film production and entertainment marketing. Oswald’s entrée into the world of entertainment came through producing festivals and live events. As his company grew, so did the scale of the events. The massive Rockfest at Texas Motor Speedway in 1999 starred Bush, No Doubt, Counting Crows, Wallflowers, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Jewel and others. Over 340,000 people gathered for the history-making event, which ranks in the Top 10 at #9 for attendance of all live concert events in world history and aired simultaneously on MTV and VH1 worldwide. 

Currently in National Syndication on major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) is the Oswald created hit TV series THE SONG Recorded Live starring artists including Jewel, Train, Stephen Marley, CeeLo Green, Rick Springfield, Jason Mraz, Don McLean and many more profiling some of the biggest hits in the history of contemporary music. Season 3 of THE SONG is now in production, as well as two new cable shows including "Big Kennys Crank It Up Garage" profiling some of the most interesting custom builds in America and CIRCLE PRESENTS: SONG SESSIONS which tells the behind the scenes stories celebrating the biggest hits in Country Music, both on Circle Network.

 

.A sampling of Oswald’s TV and film productions include The Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert at The Daytona International Speedway in 2002 airing as a primetime special on the FOX Television Network, the Opening Ceremonies of the legendary Goodwill Games - which aired live from New York City in the U.S. and around the world in over 120 countries, The 8th of November A Story of Pain & Honor documentary with Big & Rich, the critically-acclaimed television series Music in High Places featuring artists from Alanis Morissette to Boyz 2 Men, which aired on MTV, DirectTV and Showtime, A Holiday Homecoming starring Jewel, airing Christmas Day 2016 on CBS and the wildly-popular multi season Gone Country reality show starring John Rich on CMT. His extensive slate of shows have aired on virtually all music channels and top broadcast and cable networks. His film and video production work has been nominated and won awards from the likes of the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Country Music Television and Recording Acadamy (Grammy’s). He was awarded the Country Music Associations’ Founding Presidents Award for Excellence in 1998.  

 

In 2003, collaborating with Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson & others, Oswald was instrumental in launching the Muzik Mafia, a collective of unknown and under appreciated artists who went on to redefine and expand the boundaries of country music as we know it today. Current OEG artist management clients include critically-acclaimed and award-winning country duo Big & Rich and Julio Iglesias Jr., singer/songwriter/worldwide pop star and actor. Julio's new album is set to release 2021 & is being produced by world renowned producer & hit song writer, Rudy Perez. Oswald also created, developed and produced the record setting two year 100 city Alabama American Farewell Tour, the final tour of the legendary country super group Alabama.

 

His innovative, integrated marketing campaigns have resulted in partnerships with key clients such as Chevrolet, Mars Candy, General Motors, Proctor and Gamble, Ally Bank, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, KICKER AUDIO, Blockbuster Video, Hard Rock, Crown Royal, Miller Brewing Company, Harley-Davidson and many others.

 

In addition to his work in the entertainment space, Oswald cofounded a hospitality and resort company and turned the former estate of country music great Barbara Mandrell into one of Nashville’s top new visitor destinations – the critically acclaimed Fontanel, featuring The Chevrolet Woods Amphitheatre and Nashville’s top rated hotel, The Inn at Fontanel. In July of  2011, he opened his second major resort, The Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino - Resort – Hotel and Event Center  in Deadwood, SD.

 

Marc recently became partners in the historic Hickok's Hotel & Casino (East, 1899), also located in the heart of Deadwood, SD. Hickock's which is now rebranded as Rocksino By HARD ROCK- Deadwood & re-opened it's newly decorated & state of the art casino & bar August 2023, with the hotel opening November 2023 of this year. Adjacent to Hickok's, Oswald Entertainment Group is the exclusive promoter for Deadwood Live! featuring artists ranging from Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams Jr., to Sublime with Rome.

 

"I love the variety of what I get to do every day, especially when it comes to developing branded multifaceted, complex, large scale, one of a kind experiential events, managing & guiding the careers of incredibly talented singer/songwriters and creating unique television programming. I'm blessed to work with the best of the best. The goal every minute of every day is to inspire, entertain and connect people in their daily lives. The common denominator in everything we do, is developing a team of dedicated individuals who share the goal of not only elevating the project they work on but the community they live in and serve."

Charlie Pennachio - Oswald Entertainment Group
CHARLIE PENNACHIO
MANAGER/PRODUCER

As a young teenager, the minute Charlie watched the Y-100 radio station banner being hung up at the roller skating rink in his home town of Ft Lauderdale, Florida, he knew music was his calling.

This 31 year music industry veteran hailing from Queens, NY started his career by launching his own record label Futura International Records at age 18, with the first release being his own band Linear and the Pop Smash "Sending All My Love" in 1989. Not only did he write the songs, produce and sing in the band, he tapped himself as the head of the radio promotion team. The problem... it was only him with five alias names and five different voices to make the company seem larger and if you can believe it, it worked! Linear went on to have multi platinum sales world wide. Charlie has continued on that course of success and has lent his talents to many known acts as a songwriter, producer, publisher, A&R executive and manager.

 

Charlie is now the new Senior Vice President at Oswald Entertainment Group overseeing day to day management activities for multi platinum hit duo Big & Rich and their self operated record label B&R Records. Additionally Charlie launched and owns the hit syndicated radio program “Country Fried Remix“ hosted by his partner DJ Sinister which is currently airing on country radio coast to coast. Charlie loves and excels in artist development and  is dedicated to helping both known and unknown artist find the next rung in their ladders of success! Charlie is currently co-starring in Big Kenny's Crank It Up Garage in their 2nd season, airing on Circle Network.

David Abbott - Oswald Entertainment Group
DAVID ABBOTT
DIRECTOR/DP/PRODUCER

David Abbott : Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Writer, Photographer

David works with a  world class network of freelance professionals who help him execute from pre-post production to keep overhead down and maximize production value. David's love of image capturing lead him to the radio, television & film department at The University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts & Science. In addition to shootings  iconic celebrity stills, he also directs commercials and music videos & became one of the top visionaries for labels such as Dreamworks, Universal, Curb, Warner Brothers, and Sony Records. Abbott has a longstanding reputation for creating visually dynamic images and getting the best out of his subjects. He has also been the director of  motion photography on 200+ episodes of adventure TV, for NBC Sports. He is constantly lighting sets in the studio and shooting his unique style of bouncing sunlight to illuminate his subjects. 

Krista Marie - Oswald Entertainment Group
KRISTA MARIE OSWALD
CREATIVE SERVICES
KMEDIA DESIGN

Krista Marie Oswald is a singer/songwriter, actress, stunt woman, television producer & tv host, currently appearing on the nationally syndicated hit tv show, THE SONG TV. Now in the shows 5th season, Krista has taken on multiple roles including producer, host, drone operator, set designer & social media content creator. Some of her deep dive interviews have included Multi Grammy Award Winner Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Gretchen Wilson, Pat Monahan of TRAIN, Melissa Etheridge, Brian McKnight, Kenny Loggins, REO Speedwagon, Stephen Marley, Don McLean, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Darius Rucker, Gary LeVox, Peter Frampton, Ne-Yo, Paul Rogers, Colbie Caillat, Tommy Shaw (STYX) & many more... While off the road, she is the co-owner & founder of TGL Farms in Hendersonville, TN where she shares her love of beekeeping, Friesian Horses, Nigerian Dwarf Goats & hospitality. 

Past experience in the film & tv industry included stunt work in LA where she became a member of The Screen Actors Guild, as well as a short sponsored stint racing on the (AMA/ATVA) National Motocross Circuit. This 2024 race season, she will be back in the saddle again, this time racing her first round of the National GNCC on her 450 race bike! 

 

Krista began KMedia Design in 2015 more by necessity to shoot video & drone footage & to create & edit her own videos in this rapidly growing world of social media & currently manages, edits & curates social media for celebrity clients & companies.

 

Today she also helps produce and create content for her partner and husband Marc Oswald and their businesses. In 2010 she was signed to Warner/Electra Records as 1/3 of the trio called THE FARM scoring a Billboard hit with their self penned debut single “Home Sweet Home”. THE FARM toured extensively throughout the US and abroad and made numerous national TV appearances including performing The National Anthem at multiple NFL, NHL and MLB games. Krista manages TGL Farms (The Good Life) located just outside of Nashville, in Hendersonville, TN.

*For More Visit Websites: (TV HOST) TheSong.TV (Farm) TGLfarms.com (Personal) KristaMarie.com 

Jayson Brave Heart
JAYSON BRAVE HEART
Business Development & Strategic Alliances

Jayson Brave Heart is a management executive with diverse experience in all aspects of marketing and business/casino operations. He is widely recognized for changing the paradigm for Indian businesses, focusing on empowering tribes with improved business knowledge, rather than simply obtaining long-term contracts for his own company. He is a first-generation Indian entrepreneur and is a nationally recognized speaker on empowering young Native entrepreneurs.

Jayson was raised in the small rural village of Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Born to a 14-year old Lakota girl, too young to raise a child herself, Jayson was adopted and raised by his maternal aunt. His adopted parents provided him with travel opportunities that opened his eyes to possibilities beyond the poverty within the reservation borders.

After graduating from Little Wound High School on Pine Ridge, Jason joined the United States Marine Corps where he traveled the globe, strengthened his character and determination, and opened his world. Since proudly serving his country, he has been engaged in all aspects of business and entrepreneurism. For four years he owned his own successful medical services company. He then took the knowledge and experience he acquired running his own company back home to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where he served his tribal nation as small business success coach. Eventually he was recruited to join one of his most successful clients, Native American Natural Foods.

At Native American Natural Foods, Jayson became one of the most prominent faces and voices behind the marketing success of the traditional Native food the “Tanka Bar.” Known nationwide in Indian Country as the “Tanka Bar guy,” he mastered marketing Indian Country businesses. Recognized for his excellence in business and marketing, Jason was recruited to run the marketing department for the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe’s casinos.

Brave Heart is Oglala and Mnicoujou Lakota. He is actively involved in his tribe and deeply committed to his traditional Lakota ceremonies and practices. He travels widely to cowboy and to service his clients throughout Indian Country and for public speaking engagements.

Jacob Summers & OEG - CEO Marc Oswald_ed
JACOB SUMMERS
TOUR LOGISTICS
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