Tim is currently Senior VP for Tenacity Records representing the artists Lonestar, Tracy Lawrence and Bill Gentry. Tim is also the owner of Tim McFadden Management and Consulting, a firm in Nashville, TN he started in 2004. Besides personal management he also consults labels, artists, publishing and other entertainment companies on promotion, marketing and A and R.
His consulting and management clients have included: Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Robinella, Bradley Walker, Stonehoney, The Hillbenders, New Country Rehab, Jesse Terry, Outshyne, Millstar Entertainment Group, Music Road Records, Chuck Mead and others.
During 2011 and 2012, Tim took a year off from his consulting and management clients and helped some good friends start R&J Records. He was VP of Promotion for them. He started with the new label in May of 2011 and was responsible for all promotion of the artists on the roster. Those artists included: Aaron Lewis of Staind, The LoCash Cowboys, Andy Gibson, Maggie Rose and Alexa Carter.
He was previously VP of rpm management working on the careers of Tim McGraw, Jessica Andrews, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jeffrey Steele and Billy Gilman. He also oversaw the publishing company of rpm while there as well.
For eight years before that, he owned Tim McFadden Promotions, (an independent radio promotion firm) and was on retainer with many labels and publishing companies, working on singles and albums by artists such as Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and dozens more. In 1991, he started Giant Records Nashville with James Stroud (currently the “J” in R&J Records) and also worked on the opening of BNA Records. He was at RCA Records for eight years from 1978 to 1986 working on the careers of Dolly, Waylon, Milsap, Alabama, The Judds, Vince Gill and more. While at RCA, he was a regional promotion manager, a product manager and head of sales for the Nashville division. He was Director of Music research at WGAR Radio in the mid 70’s.
Tim has also been active owning and running publishing companies and is a guitar player and producer.
He spent six years on the board of Leadership Music . He is the former vice president of the board of the Americana Music Association (and served on the board for four years) , on the board of Folk Alliance International, on the advisory council of the W O Smith Music School (and is a volunteer guitar teacher there as well). He actively supports St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the W O Smith Music School, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.