A Paris, Tenn., native, Herbison worked as a reporter and spent 14 years in radio before joining the staff of former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter in 1987. Herbison joined the staff of U.S. Rep. Bob Clement (D-Nashville) in 1988. During the next 10 years, Herbison served as the Tennessee Congressman’s Press Secretary, Campaign Manager and Chief Administrative Officer before leaving Capitol Hill for Music Row in 1997.
Herbison is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Music and served on the Leadership Music Board of Directors. He serves on the board of the national musicunited.net campaign, the Nashville Mayor’s Music Council, the Tennessee Governor’s Board for Economic Growth and Development the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Advisory Board and the Nashville State Community College Foundation Board of Directors.