Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Brian Stovall

Brian Stovall is the General Manager of The World Famous Wildhorse Saloon, working for Marriott and Ryman Hospitality in downtown Nashville, where he leads a remarkable team overseeing all aspects of venue management and service contracts. Brian is a recent transplant to Nashville from Austin, Texas and has managed arenas, amphitheaters and performing arts centers in San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, and Dallas. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Resource Management from Texas State University and has graduated from Disney University, Venue Management School, and the Collegiate Athletics Professional Leadership program at The University of Texas, Austin. He holds the designations of Certified Venue Professional (CVP) and Certified Venue Executive (CVE). Brian was one of the co-founders of the Austin Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization where he continued to serve on the board for six years. Brian also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Wine and Food Festival and the International Association of Venue Managers. Brian settled in Inglewood and loves his new neighborhood and living in Nashville. When he isn’t at the Wildhorse Saloon, Brian enjoys working in his wood shop, playing guitar, cooking, gardening and reading. As a certified Rescue Diver, Brian is always up for a dive trip. Golf is an interest, but Brian likes the game more than the game likes him. As often as possible, Brian loves to travel with his fiancée Katie to explore different cultures and cuisine.