About

Sawyer & Garner

Sawyer & Garner specialize in entertainment management and consulting for the iconic and emerging artist. 

Sawyer’s savvy business sense and healthy rolodex paired with Garner’s keen financial skills and extensive touring background combine to set the stage for success with today’s ever-evolving music business trends around streaming, social platforms, and new media. The millennial mindset of the firm brings together modern technology and industry shifts to stay ahead of the curve with a fresh perspective. For a team who strives for success as much as you do, Sawyer & Garner LLC will provide the turnkey partnership you need to make that next move, and all the moves after that.

Sawyer

Jerilyn Sawyer originates from Rhode Island with a hearty northern attitude and a love of country music stemming from her youngest memories. She entered the sphere as a child performing artist where her voice could be heard anywhere from the NASCAR racetracks and greens of Foxboro Stadium to on-stage with a former Vice President of the United States. As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Sawyer worked alongside world-renowned songwriters, lawyers, composers, conductors, and performers to perfect her craft and expand her musical palette both in the creative and business sphere. 

After graduating, Sawyer dove into the business behind the music on an international level, working with a Sydney-based management company. Upon landing a job in a management firm in Nashville, Sawyer relocated and found herself immersed in all spokes of the entertainment industry before opening her own company with current business partner, Garner. She has worked with with Dolly Parton, KC and the Sunshine Band, Brenda Lee, Richie Sambora, Kenny G, and Keifer Sutherland, to name a few. 

Sawyer’s passion to continuously develop skills led to a radio charting single in 2016 by Sony Music Nashville recording artist, Candi Carpenter, titled “Burn the Bed, “ which made it’s debut in Rolling Stone in early 2017. An Ambassador to Berklee College of Music for Nashville, Sawyer continues today providing tools, resources, and networking opportunities for young professionals, including mentorships through her songwriting group, Coffee Shop Write Night

Berklee Magazine Article on Jerilyn Here >

Garner

James Garner, a born and bred Englishman grew up north of Birmingham. His father, adoringly known as Gaza, worked with the likes of Metallica, Marilyn Manson, and Slipknot. Taken under his wing, Garner began working in toe, touring globally from Japan to Brazil and Russia to Australia with Trans Siberian Orchestra, Stone Sour, Slipknot, etc. 

With a knack for management and international touring in his blood, Garner began working as country icon Dolly Parton’s band road manager, touring the world twice over with the global superstar. Focused on numbers and always sticking to the budget, Garner became known for increasing his clients profitability through efficient touring logistics.  

Known throughout the industry for his tactful yet bold communication skills, Garner always puts his clients needs first and makes sure all deals and arrangements are in their best interest. 

 

 
 
Garth Brooks, James Garner, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, Jerilyn Sawyer

Garth Brooks, James Garner, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, Jerilyn Sawyer

(l-r) Jerilyn Sawyer, James Garner, Tanya Tucker, Lance Roberts (UTA), Nick Meinema (UTA)

(l-r) Jerilyn Sawyer, James Garner, Tanya Tucker, Lance Roberts (UTA), Nick Meinema (UTA)

Sawyer with Grace and Frankie star, Lily Tomlin at Dolly Parton's show at the Hollywood Bowl

Sawyer with Grace and Frankie star, Lily Tomlin at Dolly Parton's show at the Hollywood Bowl

Tanya Tucker and Garner planning a 2017 tour

Tanya Tucker and Garner planning a 2017 tour

Sawyer with Dolly Parton after performances for television networks in New York City

Sawyer with Dolly Parton after performances for television networks in New York City

Garner walking into Jimmy Kimmel Live in NYC

Garner walking into Jimmy Kimmel Live in NYC