George Moffett

George Moffett, one of the entertainment industry’s most respected and beloved talent buyers, whose career spanned 55 years, passed away on May 14, 2023. He was 86. During his sophomore year at Muskingum College, he started to book local bands on the side at fraternity parties and social clubs. After graduating, he realized the need for a booking agency, which lead to the founding of Variety Attractions in 1961. Over the course of his career, he booked Country artists like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Alabama, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, and more. George also had a love for the circus world and booked animal and high wire acts at local and county fairs across the country. George was named the ACM Talent Buyer of the Year two times (1994 and 1995). He received honors from many state fair associations, including being inducted into the Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame. George was one of the founding members of the International Country Music Buyers Association in Nashville, along with his colleagues Don Romeo and Hap Peebles.