Chesney And Sugarland Among Winners At IEBA Honors Dinner
October 15, 2008 at 6:54 AM (PT)
The INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BUYERS ASSOCIATION (IEBA) held its annual HONORS DINNER last night (10/14) at the HILTON BALLROOM in NASHVILLE "to celebrate the live entertainment industry’s top buyers, agents, promoters, venues, festivals and artists." IEBA also honored the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA), as they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.
Country artists MANDY BARNETT, JOE NICHOLS, CRYSTAL GAYLE and DIAMOND RIO took the stage for performances, and SUGARLAND & KENNY CHESNEY took home awards for "Small Venue Artist" and "Large Venue Artist," respectively.
Other Big Winners
Entertainment Buyer of the Year: GIL CUNNINGHAM, NESTE EVENT MARKETING
Talent Agent of the Year: KEVIN NEAL, BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS
Agency of the Year: AGENCY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (APA)
Concert Promoter of the Year (TIE): AEG LIVE! and RED MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINMENT
Venue of the Year: SOMMET CENTER, NASHVILLE, TN
Festival of the Year: CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, NASHVILLE, TN
Humanitarian Award: STEVE MOORE
Lifetime Achievement Award: LOGGINS & MESSINA
President’s Award: JOHN SAUNDERS
For more info visit www.ieba.org.