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Booking Great Independent Artists in All Music Genres

The Chip Austin Agency is a relatively new entity, started after I spent a couple of years going to writers' nights at various clubs around Nashville, making friends with the musicians and wondering why so many great singer/songwriters were not being heard outside of the city limits of Nashville. We are very proud to represent some well-established artists and several of the best emerging artists who are available to tour. - Chip

Chip Austin

  Chip is a native of Upstate New York, growing up in Binghamton and graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in physics and journalism.

He fell in love with the radio business at an early age and became a disc jockey on his 16th birthday. Through high school, college and a few years after graduation, Chip worked at WKOP, a reporting Country music station in Binghamton, NY, becoming the morning drive DJ, Program and Music Director before moving on to KLUC, a Top 40 station in Las Vegas, NV.

Chip had a brief fling with songwriting in Nashville, getting one cut ("Won't You Stay With Me", recorded by Dales Youngs and Eddie Weidow, produced by Roy Drusky and Jim Pearce, Round Robin Records) in 1979.

In the early ’80s, Chip discovered he had an aptitude for and love of computer programming. He spent the next 25 years designing and writing custom accounting programs, a specialization that ultimately brought him to Nashville.

The economy of 2009 created an opportunity for Chip to combine his programming skills, love of music and friendship with several Nashville musicians to create an “artist performance scheduling” business, building large databases of performance venues and routing programs.

Renée Wahl

Renée specializes in booking the Country music acts on our roster.

She is a native of Harrisburg, PA and now lives in Nashville where she is putting together a touring band, writing songs and just finished recording her sophomore album. In the meantime she is learning all aspects of the music business, including the booking process.

Renée recently separated from the U.S. Air Force where she was a captain, most recently assigned to the position of Commandant of Cadets for the Air Force R.O.T.C. and was an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Enlisting in 1998, Renée graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in physics and received her Air Force commission in 2002. Continuing her education, she earned a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science in 2007.

Her heart, however, has always been in writing and performing music. In her younger years she wrote classical piano pieces that won numerous awards. Renée has toured the eastern U.S. playing with cover bands and now writes and performs songs that encompass elements of rockabilly, country and a bit of pop.


277 Cumberland Circle · Nashville, TN 37214 · (615) 942-9866
Email:   booking@chipaustinagency.com