Clay Hutson is a Nashville, Tennessee entrepreneur in the music industry. He opened his own live entertainment production firm a decade ago that offers its services to people mainly in the music industry although he does sometimes to corporate entertainment events. He says that he learned all the tools of the trade earlier in his career while working for other businesses and so he felt the time was right to go into business for himself.
He says that while he does corporate entertainment, and once worked for a time on preacher Billy Grahams traveling show, his heart belongs to rock n’ roll. He has been on a huge amount of tours over the year and is very experienced in designing, managing, and producing live events. During the course of his professional career has worked for some big names including Pink, Kid Rock, and Guns N’ Roses.
In a recent interview, Clay Hutson says that he has lately been doing a lot of stage management. He handles the whole operation from getting equipment set up to breaking it all down once the curtain comes down. He says he constantly double checks his work so that everyone remains safe and nothing he or his crew does negatively impact the show in any way.
When choosing who to add to his crew Clay Hutson says he will always take someone talented in their job over someone that is nice and politically correct. He doesn’t really care if someone is rough around the edges as long as they can do their jobs correctly. He says that if someone is really good at their jobs that means they really care about it and find it to be one of their passions in life.
He says he has worked with a lot of really enthusiastic people over the years that weren’t any good at what they do for a living. They’re really polite but also really incompetent. Clay Hutson says he’s better off hiring an older, beaten-down employee than a young inexperienced person who goes about the day with their head in the clouds.