NEON Music Management

Chris Whynock

Chris Whynock has always been fascinated by the music industry ever since he was a child. He just lacked the musical talent necessary for an actual career in the industry. Growing up playing sports and different activities, he was exposed to a variety of genres. But it wasn’t until college when he first listened to an entire Kenny Chesney record and fell in love with the country genre. Ever since, country music has been the primary genre coming out of Chris’ headphones and speakers. A few years after graduating college, Chris was browsing on social media when he noticed something was missing. There were so many great country concerts and events in New England but there was not one company or organization that was focused on just that. So Chris took it on himself to do just that and New England Country Music (NECM) was born. In just a few years, Whynock and his team behind NECM have built the region’s most followed country music media outlet outside of country radio and had a whopping digital reach of over 10,000,000 in 2015. The company has been labeled “the authority of country music” by New England to Nashville founder, Matt Casey, due to NECM’s huge social media presence. New England Country Music has built a number of connections with radio stations throughout New England as well as record labels, management companies, and public relations firms in Nashville. New England Country Music has worked with hundreds of artists such as Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Billy Currington and many more. While much of NECM’s content revolves around national acts, New England Country Music also prides itself on working with the great local talent from the region and has supported multiple events featuring that local talent including the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival and other New England to Nashville events and benefits. In 2015, New England Country Music teamed up with The Harbor Agency to form a separate entity, NECM Harbor Productions, and together they brought a full-day country music festival to Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Redhook Brewery in July of 2015. The festival featured both local and regional acts but also nationally touring acts such as Kellie Pickler, Charles Esten from ABC’s Nashville, Leah Turner and Native Run. The festival appears to be a staple in the country music scene in the region for years to come.