Compass Records recording artists Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley have signed with Vector Management for exclusive worldwide management representation.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with Bob Burwell, Jason Henke, Ken Levitan and all of the folks at Vector Management! It’s such an honor to be associated with such an incredible organization and managers who have done so many awesome things for so many artists,” Ickes and Hensley commented. “We’re looking forward to a long future together!”
“We’re thrilled to work with Rob and Trey and champion their world-class talent internationally,” Vector Management’s Jason Henke said. “They have a rare musical chemistry that emits from the stage, and their extraordinary musicianship and authenticity shine through in everything they do.”
Ickes and Hensley are currently working on their third album, with new music set to be released later this year. The duo’s debut album, Before the Sun Goes Down, garnered a Grammy Award nomination and their second album, The Country Blues, received widespread critical acclaim.
Ickes has won the Dobro Player of The Year Award from the IBMA an unprecedented 15 times and was also a founding member of the critically-acclaimed bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway. His playing has graced the recordings and concerts of artists such as Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and many others.
Hensley is a gifted picker, vocalist, and songwriter who, at just 11 years old, was invited by Marty Stuart to perform on the Grand Ole Opry with Stuart and Earl Scruggs. Hensley has performed with the likes of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe and several others.
Ickes and Hensley are set to perform at Nashville’s Station Inn on Thursday, Feb. 8.