Entertainment Entrepreneur, Matt Davenport began his career as a founding member of what currently is known as CMA Vocal Group of the Year, and Grand Ole Opry member Diamond Rio. In 1989, he embarked on his first entertainment venture, Matt Davenport Productions, Inc. (MDP). Over the last thirty years, MDP has become a leading national provider of “turn key” show productions. Matt and MDP have created, directed and produced dozens of award-winning show productions for resorts, theme parks and national tours including American Rhapsody, the official touring production for the Gershwin Centennial Celebration among many others.
In 2001, Matt opened Live On Stage, Inc., which focuses on providing performing arts series and services for a unique network of arts communities in forty-one states across America. Live On Stage has provided more than four hundred artists from across the globe representing thousands of performances. In 2016, Live Arts and Attractions (LAA) became Matt’s third entertainment enterprise. LAA provides world-class attractions to performing arts centers and theatres across the USA.
With all business ventures, Matt infuses a personal touch with a professional approach. Quality, innovation and personal service are hallmarks of Matt’s entertainment brands.