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Tim Gray is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, sailboat captain, world traveler, and public speaker with a rich history spanning 20 years. He has held executive board positions in charitable organizations, contributed to higher education thought leadership, and excelled in branding, partnerships, marketing, and advertising in all 50 states and 47 countries.

Gray is also the Host of "The Golden Rules," a web series and podcast that delves into the lives and businesses of today's music industry executives. This series is in the process of being transformed into a book series titled "The Golden Rules." Previously, Gray was the Founder and CEO of the award-winning Nashville-based company, Grayscale Marketing. In 2021, the company was acquired by Romeo Entertainment Group, where Gray subsequently served as Vice President of Marketing for the parent company and as Chief Executive Officer of Grayscale Marketing until the end of his contract in December 2023.

Throughout his career, Tim has received numerous accolades, including the Nashville Business Journal's Best In Business Award, Small Business Of The Year, and the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in Arts and Entertainment. He has also been recognized with the NEXT Award in the Sports, Music, and Entertainment category, featured in Inc Magazine's People On The Move, and named to the prestigious 40 Under 40 list. Additionally, Tim received the Music Industry Organization's Member of the Year award in 2015, as well as the Spirit of SOLID Award in 2022. He has been nominated for several other awards, including a Facebook advertising award, Most Admired CEO, and Entrepreneur Of The Year. Most notably, in November 2023, he was honored as one of the standout alumni in his alma mater's 75-year history, being named as one of the "75 of 75."

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Throughout his career, Gray has been featured in various publications, including CNBC, Inc. Magazine, The Business Journal, Billboard, Music Row Magazine, Authority Magazine, Medium, The Tennessee Bar Association, Business Innovators Radio, Country Aircheck, All Access, Pollstar, The Tennessean, Nashville Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among others. These features have highlighted his work with numerous artists, organizations, and events, including Draft Kings, PBR, The UFC, Metallica, Virgin Hotels, One Direction, Hangout Music Festival, Garth Brooks, Warner Chappell Music Production, The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Jason Isbell, Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, KISS, Mumford & Sons, Twenty-One Pilots, Bon Jovi, Curb Music, Rolls Royce, Kane Brown, Pilgrimage Music Festival, Chance The Rapper, OneRepublic, G-Eazy, Diplo, Keith Urban, Tears for Fears, Anheuser Busch, Panorama NYC Music Festival, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Ice Cube, Dua Lipa, Janet Jackson, Cardi B, Luke Combs, and many others.

In July 2021, Grayscale Marketing achieved a significant milestone by surpassing one million ticket sales for its event clients. Since then, the company has continued to thrive, selling an additional 620,000 tickets, bringing the total close to two million tickets sold. To provide context, 1,620,000 tickets sold would be equivalent to selling out the CMA Festival, Bonnaroo, and Pilgrimage Festival (with a combined capacity of 197,000) for eight consecutive years. For reference, the 2022 CMA Festival in Nashville had an estimated 80,000 attendees, while Bonnaroo has a capacity of 90,000 and Pilgrimage Festival accommodates 27,000.

In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Tim is a dedicated philanthropic leader. He serves on the Board of Directors for three Nashville-based non-profit organizations, has held various board and committee positions for other non-profits in the area, and is an active member of twelve marketing and entertainment organizations.

In 2019, Gray established an annual scholarship fund to support students in the recording industry attending universities in Middle Tennessee. Scholarship recipients receive a cash award, an internship opportunity at his company, and personal mentorship from Tim himself.

While work plays a significant role in his life, Tim recognizes the importance of taking breaks and managing stress. To achieve this balance, he enjoys various hobbies, including sailing, painting, woodworking, reading, and traveling. He has sailed over 3,500 nautical miles across 14 countries and numerous islands in the Caribbean,  Mediterranean Sea, and South Pacific. Tim has also had the privilege of visiting 38 countries across 5 continents. These activities not only provide creative outlets but also help him recharge and find solutions when faced with challenges.

"As an executive, I am grateful to have found a harmonious balance between my work and leisure. My passion for what I do drives me to live my dream and encompasses my love for reading, traveling, creating and listening to music, and mentoring."


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