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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 is now partners in the historic Hickok's Hotel & Casino. (East, 1899), also located in the heart of Deadwood, SD and will play a major role in the new management team. Adjacent to Hickok's, Oswald Entertainment Group is the exclusive promoter for Deadwood Live! featuring artists ranging from Dwight Yoakam 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."
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 on Circle Network.
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
Krista Marie Oswald is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer & tv host, currently appearing on the nationally syndicated hit tv show, THE SONG Recorded Live. Now in the shows third season, Krista has taken on multiple roles including associate 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, Stephen Marley, Don McLean, Amy Grant, Tommy Shaw (STYX) & 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. 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.
Today she 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.
Born and raised proudly in Peoria, Illinois. Although college educated, Jacob prefers to see himself as a student of the entertainment industry and continues to grow with-in the company behind the leadership of his mentor, Marc Oswald. Whether it be assistant tour management, the coordination of tour logistics, or first class talent concierge, he applies his magical touch to every OEG project.. A sports enthusiast & philanthropist, Jacob see’s immense value in remaining involved with the community. He works alongside local celebrities to help young individuals aspire to reach their goals, while mentoring them along their way. Jacob is also multi-talented musically as a singer, songwriter, and producer which makes him a perfect fit for the OEG team!