CMA Presents SRO Touring Industry Awards

Pictured (L-R) Back: Touring Musician of the Year winner Nick Hoffman; Video Director of the Year Shaun Silva; CMA Board Chairman Gary Overton; Business Manager of the Year winner Mary Ann McCready; CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore; Coach/Truck Driver of the Year winner John Stalder; and Robin Majors accepting on behalf of Production Manager of the Year winner Ed Wannebo. Front: Tour Manager of the Year David Farmer; Publicist of the Year winner Mary Hilliard Harrington; Martina McBride accepting on behalf of Front of House Engineer of the Year winner John McBride; Monitor Engineer of the Year winner Robert Bull; and Tom Morales accepting on behalf of Tour Caterer of the Year winner TomKats Catering.

The Awards for the 2012 CMA SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards were distributed last night (10/9) during the IEBA Awards and Hall of Fame Induction at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Kix Brooks and CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore presented the honors in 14 categories. CMA members voted to determine the SRO touring award winners.

For a MusicRow exclusive interview with Moore about the show, click here.

CMA’s SRO Awards 2012 winners:
Business Manager of the Year: Mary Ann McCready (Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.)

Manager of the Year: Clarence Spalding (Spalding Entertainment)

Publicist of the Year: Mary Hilliard Harrington (The GreenRoom PR)

Tour Manager of the Year: David Farmer (Kenny Chesney)

Production Manager of the Year: Ed Wannebo (Kenny Chesney)

Venue of the Year: Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, Tenn.)

Video Director of the Year: Shaun Silva (Tacklebox Films)

Talent Agent of the Year: Mike Betterton (Dale Morris & Associates, Inc.)

Tour Caterer of the Year: TomKats Catering

Touring Musician of the Year: Nick Hoffman (Kenny Chesney)

Coach/Truck Driver of the Year: John Stalder (Kenny Chesney)

FOH (Front of House) Engineer: John McBride (Martina McBride)

Lighting Director of the Year: Aaron Swetland (Jason Aldean)

Monitor Engineer of the Year: Robert Bull (Clair Bros. Audio Entertainment, Inc.)

*An individual or company cannot win two consecutive years in the same category.

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