Abby Cole III


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Tour Manager
Company Name
Nelly Inc.

Abby Cole III grew up in the same St. Louis, Missouri, neighborhood as future artist Nelly. As a close family friend, Abby was close by as Nelly’s career developed. Whenever needed, Abby was there to help as the young artist grew into a superstar. Abby went on the road with Nelly for 24 years wearing many hats including as a runner flying with the equipment and ensuring all the gear properly arrived at each destination. He later became a roadie and tour manager for other acts including New Edition and Patti LaBelle.