MEET THE TEAM
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 is the Oswald created hit TV series THE SONG Recorded Live @ TGL Farms starring artists including CeeLo Green, Rick Springfield, Don McLean and many more profiling some of the biggest hits in the history of contemporary music.
.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. 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, Blockbuster Video, Crown Royal, Miller Brewing Company 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.
"I love the variety of what I get to do every day, especially when it comes to artist management and television production, I'm blessed to work with the best of the best. When you think about the impact that these extraordinary artists have made on people around the world not only for their ground breaking musical contributions but for their incredible humanitarian efforts it's easy to understand why I love my work. 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!
MARKETING SERVICES & DIGITAL STRATEGY
In 30 years in Nashville, Scott has worked at the intersection of music & technology.
His experience includes entertainment marketing, eCommerce, D2C and social media marketing.
He currently serves as VP of Marketing for BubbleUp, managing the Nashville office, overseeing account management, business development and marketing services.
Scott was a member of Warner Bros Nashville’s first dedicated marketing department. In his 18 years at the label, he managed projects from Warner’s all-time best sellers including Faith Hill, Jeff Foxworthy, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam.
His other experience includes Musictoday, an industry pioneer in direct to consumer marketing and Apple Music where he built marketing partnerships with radio networks, music festivals, brands, print publications, and labels.
Originally from Alexandria, VA, Scott moved to Nashville in 1989 after receiving his music degree from James Madison University.
He is a member of the ACM, CMA, AMA and the Leadership Music Class of 2009. He also serves as a senior advisor to the TJ Martell Nashville Young Professionals Committee.
As outside general counsel to OEG, Matt brings to the group twenty years of complex commercial litigation experience and representing businesses of all sizes. Matt moved from Washington, D.C. to Nashville in 2016, where he started working in the entertainment industry. As a problem solver, Matt has successfully navigated contract, employment, construction, corporate, insurance, real estate, entertainment and commercial litigation disputes.
Matt is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2013-2018 and was named as a 2011 Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers. In 2011, he also received the ENR South Central magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” award for leadership in the construction industry. In 2010, Matt received the Nashville Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Most Valuable Player (CRE-MVP) award in the professional services category.
Matt is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He is married and has seven children.
Krista Marie Oswald is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer & tv host, currently appearing on the nationally syndicated hit show, THE SONG. 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.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/PROJECT COORDINATOR
Growing up in a military family, Nicholas Hower was used to moving and changing, but his passion for music remained constant. With the biggest iPod he could get, Nicholas spent his teen and college years listening to music from the past four decades and educating himself on the evergrowing sounds and discographies of his parent's music collection and more.
After graduating high school in Okinawa, Japan, he moved to back to the United States with his sights set on a business degree and a music industry career in Nashville. Nicholas graduated from Florida SouthWestern State College with a business degree in May 2017 and now works as an Executive Assistant and right-hand-man to the day-to-day managers at Oswald Entertainment Group.