The Australian music industry is shocked to start the weekend learning of the death of a true gentleman of the industry Rob Potts.
Rob died in a motorcycle accident in Tasmania on Friday, 27 October, 2017.
Rob Potts championed country music in Australia. The was the co-founder of the CMC Rocks festival brand including CMC Rocks The Snowys, CMC Rocks The Hunter and CMC Rocks Qld. He was also the manager for Australia’s brightest upcoming country star Morgan Evans.
Rob served as a member of the Country Music Association (CMA) board. He was chairman of the CMA International Committee and was also the current chairman of the Australian CMA Advisory Group.
In announcing the loss, CMA CEO Sarah Trahern commented, “The CMA Board and staff as well as the country music community were devastated at the news of Rob’s passing. He was a key driver of our international expansion for the past years and waived the country flag proudly in Australia. On a personal note, my husband Wayne and I have lost a vibrant friend. Rob lived life to its fullest.”
Potts is survived by his son, Jeremy Potts, and ex-wife, Sally. Arrangements are pending at this time.