Maximum Artist Management Clients Rack Up An Impressive Eight Grammy® Nods

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 28, 2017) – When the GRAMMY® nominations were announced this morning, five clients of Maximum Artist Management, the 20-year old Nashville-based firm founded and led by Mitchell Solarek, received a remarkable eight nods. The list includes Natalie Grant (Curb/Word Entertainment), who earned her seventh nomination; GRAMMY® winning songwriter/producer, Bernie Herms; Danny Gokey (BMG) who earned his first GRAMMY® nomination; Tauren Wells (Reunion Records/Sony Music), who picked up two nominations this year; and Le’Andria Johnson (RCA Inspiration/Sony Music), who also was honored with two nominations. The 60th GRAMMY® Awards will be handed out Sunday, January 28 in New York City as part of the “biggest night in music.”

“Waking up this morning to find so many of our clients being honored by their peers is really gratifying," says Solarek. "We have a front row seat throughout the creative process and to see this work recognized is thrilling. What a privilege it is to be able to be associated with such great talent and music.”

Maximum Artist Management was founded in 1998 by Solarek with his first client, Natalie Grant. The Nashville-based firm now comprises a staff of seven, including a recently added manager based in New York.

The complete list of Maximum Artist Management client nominations for the 60th GRAMMY® Awards include:

Category 36 – Best Gospel Performance/ Song

Better Days – Le’ Andria Johnson

written by Le’ Andria Johnson


Category 37 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Oh My Soul – Casting Crowns

written by – Bernie Herms & Mark Hall


Clean – Natalie Grant

written by -  Natalie Grant


Hills and Valleys – Tauren Wells

written by – Tauren Wells, Chuck Butler and Jonathan Wells


Category 38 – Best Gospel Album

Bigger Than Me – La’ Andria Johnson


Category 39 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Rise – Danny Gokey

produced by Bernie Herms (more than 50%)


Hills and Valleys – Tauren Wells



Maximum Artist Management is a Nashville-based artist management, music publishing, development, and touring firm founded in 1998 by Mitchell Solarek. The firm’s roster includes 5-time Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and 7-time GRAMMY® nominee, Natalie Grant; GRAMMY® award winning producer and songwriter, Bernie Herms (Josh Groban; Barbra Streisand; Natalie Grant; Danny Gokey); American Idolalumnus, Dove Award winner and now GRAMMY® nominee, Danny Gokey; GRAMMY® and Stellar Award winner, Le’Andria Johnson; GRAMMY® and Stellar® award-winning artist/producer, Donald Lawrence; 3-time GRAMMY® nominee, Tauren Wells; The Voicefinalist, Koryn Hawthorne; Hip-Hop/Rap duo, Social Club Misfits; singer/songwriter, Riley Clemmons; Sing-Off winners, Committed; author/speaker Charlotte Gambill; and the women's event conference tour, Dare to Be