In 2018, Clay Hutson traveled over the world producing, managing, and designing live world tours for known artists with great success. He worked for Kid Rock, Halsey, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as production and stage manager. Hundreds of thousands of patrons packed venues for the Red Blooded Rock N’ Roll, American Rock N’ Roll, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and Soul2Soul events. Clay was busy last year beginning in January until the end of November managing productions and the stages. While serving the entertainment industry for almost 20 years, he gained much experience and offers his advice to future producers.
Kid Rock’s Red Blooded Rock N’ Roll Tour and The American Rock N’ Roll Tour were two successful events Clay Hutson managed in 2018. He worked on the first tour, American Rock N’ Roll earlier in the year as the stage manager followed by Red Blooded in August. In between the tours, Hutson worked on the Soul2Soul World Tour for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on May 31 in Richmond, VA.
The best advice Clay Hutson shares with his followers is to always be true themselves which leads to being truthful with others including family members. His truthfulness is a characteristic that attracts repetitive clients and referrals while building a reputation in the music industry. By working long and hard hours in his career and developing an authentic character, he accomplished growing his business. Clay never had to advertise to increase his clientele because his dedicated clients referred him to other artists looking for production, engineering, and design services.
Clay Hutson is Vice-President of Ronin Event Creative, a Nashville-based production company providing services for stage management and engineering. After earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and Stephen M. Ross School of Business at Michigan State University, he pursued a career in technical production. He worked at Getagrip Touring as production manager in 1999 and started his own business a few years later. Throughout his career, he worked as a manager for Prince, Kanye West, Pink, Garbage, and Guns N’ Roses. Clay travels nationally and globally to England, Singapore, Canada, and other countries.