The 2009 Annual International Entertainment Buyers Association Honors Ceremony was held last night (10/12) at the Ryman Auditorium to honor the live entertainment industry’s elite. The show was hosted by actor Luke Perry and guests were treated to performances from Jamey Johnson, Jessie James, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Houser, Jud Laipply, Chris Young and Chubby Checker.
Brenda Lee presented Chubby Checker with the Career Achievement Award, Lorrie Morgan presented Joan Saltel with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and CAA’s John Huie presented Barbara Hubbard with the Harry A. Peebles Award for her tireless stewardship of students seeking entertainment careers.
Full list of 2009 IEBA Honorees:
Entertainment Buyer of the Year — Todd Boltin of Variety Attractions
Promoter of the Year — Outback Concerts of TN
Talent Agent of the Year — John Huie of CAA
Venue of the Year — Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Event of the Year — Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN