Charles Dorris is a seasoned entertainment industry leader. He began working in the mailroom of a record company while a senior in high school in Nashville, TN. A short while later he started his first artist representation firm while in college. Within four years of graduating, he was president of Ronnie Milsap’s Headline International Talent agency in the mid-80’s, leaving to form Charles Dorris and Associates in 1986, which he sold to the William Morris Agency in 1993. During the next 15 years he led WMA’s Christian Music Department, rising to the level of Senior Vice President. In January of 2009, he again launched his own business, focusing on artist representation, the live concert business and consulting.
During his career he has represented many Christian and country artists including Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Diamond Rio, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs, Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot, Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Jaci Velasquez, Carman, Jars of Clay, Petra, The Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, Michael Card, Selah, Avalon, Russ Taff, Gaither Vocal Band and many more.
He serves on the board of the Gospel Music Foundation and the Gospel Music Association, having recently been chairman of the board for each organization. He is a past board member of the International Entertainment Buyers Association and Rocketown, having served as chairman of the board of the latter. He also serves on the board of the Nashville Association of Talent Directors and the board of the Creation Foundation. He is an alumnus of Nashville’s prestigious Leadership Music, having served as co-chairman of the program. He served for 6 years on the Music Industry Advisory Board at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
Charles and his wife Rebecca have three daughters. He is a native of Nashville and holds a Music Business Degree from MTSU.