About Us

The Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, was founded in 1902. Our mission is to promote respect for musicians, the work they do, and the intellectual property they create, in a constantly evolving business environment. We represent studio musicians, touring bands, symphonic musicians, vocalists, arrangers, composers, contractors, and more. We negotiate and administer contracts, track additional uses of songs recorded under AFM union contracts, and represent musicians in all genres of music from jazz to rock, pop, bluegrass, gospel, and yes, country music. Our members range from music icons such as Vince Gill and Taylor Swift, to young bands working their way up the ladder of success, and everything in between. Let us show you what we can do for you!

Local 257 Officers and Staff

Dave Pomeroy
Will Barrow

Executive Board
Rich Eckhardt
Jerry Kimbrough
Biff Watson
Laura Ross
Alison Prestwood
Tom Wild 
Jonathan Yudkin

Sergeant At Arms
Steve Tveit


Office Manager
Savannah Ritchie

Front Desk
Michael Minton
Brittany Evers
Alona Meek
Hearing Board
Michele Voan Capps
William "Tiger" Fitzhugh
Teresa Hargrove
Ellen Angelico
Kent Goodson
Dave Moody


Bruce Radek
Biff Watson 

Recording Department
Billy Lynn
William Sansbury
Paige Conners
Cassandra Tormes
Zoe Willott

Live and Touring Department
Leslie Barr, Director and MPTF 

Shop Steward
Nashville Symphony - Melinda Whitley