Leighton Linning is an entertainment attorney and entertainment business professional in Nashville, Tennessee. Leighton has over seventeen years of experience workings as a musician or business professional. He received his Bachelor of Science in jazz studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Nashville School of Law.
Leighton has a variety of experience working on projects including The Billy Block Show, CMT’s Awards Show, Sony/ATV’s Rights and Reclamation Project, Musicians' Hall of Fame Awards Show, K-Love Fan Awards Show, Premier’s Camp Electric, Premier’s Winter Jam, Kirk Cameron’s Revive US and Nashville Star. He has been successful in providing transactional and litigation services for nationally renowned musicians, television personalities, artists, publishers and labels.
Leighton is passionate about civil services within the music industry. He volunteers his services each year for The First and The Worst benefit concert presented by Music Health Alliance (“MHA”). This star-studded concert secures substantial resources that have been instrumental in MHA’s $30 million in health-care cost reductions.
As a law student, he founded the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, earned the prestigious moot court award (top litigator), and graduated within the top ten of his class. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Federal Court (Middle District of Tennessee) and is an active member of SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development), YEP (Young Entertainment Professionals), AMA (American Music Association) , CMA (Country Music Association), and Blues Association. He has been featured as a speaker for Tennessee Volunteer Professionals for the Arts, Nashville’s Filmmaker’s Guild, and Music Business Association Convention.
Leighton is currently enrolled in BYU’s Executive EMA program. Working at Wholesome Health & Aesthetics allows him to apply the principles being taught. He manages all aspects of the business and loves working with this amazing team.
Leighton was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and later served a two-year mission in Atlanta, Georgia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is married to Melissa Linning and they have four beautiful daughters. When he has free time he plays in several bands with his mom, uncle and several friends.