CMA To Bring Back SRO Awards This Year
March 14, 2012 at 6:47 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION’s touring industry honors known as the SRO (STANDING ROOM ONLY) AWARDS will return in 2012, CMA made the announcement YESTERDAY (3/13) at a Membership Roundtable Discussion at the HILTON HOTEL in NASHVILLE.
"Following the recent success of the inaugural CMA ‘Touring Musician Award’ in 2011, the CMA BOARD felt that the SRO AWARDS in their entirety should be reintroduced in 2012," said CMA Chief Executive Officer STEVE MOORE. "The touring industry is a vibrant part of our business and these hard-working individuals are very deserving of this recognition."
Balloting will be conducted with a two-step election process, beginning with a nominating round, then a finalist round. An individual, company or tour cannot win two consecutive years in the same category.
Voting for the SRO AWARDS will begin in APRIL. The SRO AWARDS were originally created by the CMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS in 1990 to honor outstanding professional achievement within the touring industry, with the last round being handed out in 1997.
The SRO AWARD categories will be as follows:
• Business Manager of the Year
• Coach/Truck Driver of the Year
• FOH (Front of House) Engineer
• Lighting Director of the Year
• Manager of the Year
• Monitor Engineer of the Year
• Production Manager of the Year
• Publicist of the Year
• Talent Agent of the Year
• Tour Caterer of the Year
• Tour Manager of the Year
• Touring Musician of the Year (approved and implemented in 2011)
• Venue of the Year
• Video Director of the Year
The 2012 SRO AWARDS will be presented later this year during “Country Music Month” in OCTOBER.
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