Monday, December 8, 2014
– The Ryman won the CMA's touring honor tonight for Venue of the Year.
The trophies, known as the SRO Awards, were presented at an industry event hosted by road veteran Kix Brooks at Marathon Music Works in Nashville.
"Our members in the touring industry are among the industries hardest working professionals and their many contributions to the format deserve attention and a standing ovation," said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.
CMA's SRO Awards 2014 winners were:
Business Manager of the Year
Duane Clark - Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
Coach/Truck Driver of the Year
Ron Easley - Jason Aldean
Front of House Engineer of the Year
Jeff Parsons - Blake Shelton
Lighting Director of the Year
Steve Richards - Taylor Swift
Manager of the Year
Kerri Edwards - Red Light Management
Tour Manager of the Year
Kevin Canady - Blake Shelton
Monitor Engineer of the Year
Brad Baisley - Blake Shelton
Productin Manager of the Year
Todd Ortmeier - Miranda Lambert
Publicist of the Year
Mary Hilliard Harrington - The GreenRoom
Talent Agent of the Year
Rob Beckham - William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year
Brian O'Connell - Live Nation
Tour Caterer of the Year
Touring Musician of the Year
John Thomasson - Little Big Town - Bass
Tour Video Director of the Year
Scott Scovill - Moo TV
The SRO Awards were originally created by the CMA Board of Directors in 1990 to honor outstanding professional achievement within the touring industry.