Australian Promoter dies in motorbike accident
Veteran Australian concert promoter Rob Potts died last Friday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on the west coast of Tasmania. He was 65.

In an award-winning career spanning more than three decades, Rob was booking agent to the likes of Keith Urban, Tommy Emmanuel, Lee Kernaghan and James Blundell, and more recently guided the career of Warner Music Nashville signing Morgan Evans. Last year Potts launched FANGATE Music, a joint label with Sony Music Entertainment Australia as a vehicle for developing emerging local and international country acts.

As a concert promoter and CEO of Entertainment Edge, Potts toured some of the biggest U.S. country artists in his homeland, from Zac Brown Band, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Dixie Chicks and many more. In 2009, Roberts brought a pre-superstar Taylor Swift to Australia for her first shows in the market.