Clayton Hutson is a Nashville, Tennessee-based production manager in the music industry. He is going to be the production manager for Kid Rock’s second American tour of 2018, the “Red Blooded Rock N’ Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour”. This tour is going to start in the state of Maine in early August and run through November. Along with Kid Rock, there will be supporting artists such as Wheeler Walker Jr. and Brantly Gilbert.
Clayton Hutson also did work for Kid Rock earlier in 2018. He was the stage manager for his earlier tour, “The American Rock N’ Roll Tour”. Kid Rock can be a handful as he has had some antics that have landed him in some pretty hot water with the general public. This has resulted in some unique challenges which is why Clayton Hutson was chosen as he has shown in the past the ability to be very flexible. The Reporter Expert’s Ravi Mandalia wrote an article about this first tour of 2018 and he wrote that Clayton Hutson was one of the main people that made sure this first tour was a success.
As for how he managed these difficulties Clayton Hutson says that he drew upon his extensive past working as both a production manager and stage manager. He says he kept his own confidence up that the tour would be a success and encouraged his crew to do the same. The tour did result in success as it drew millions of fans. Given that Clayton Hutson had overcome a lot of challenges during the first tour he was elevated to being production manager because of the great skill he had shown and his willingness to work as hard as it took. He and his team are hoping for smoother sailing with this second tour, though, of course.
Clayton Hutson wanted to be in the music industry since he was young. After graduating from high school he became a student a Central Michigan University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater design and then earned an MBA at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He started out on the sound team for preacher Billy Graham’s national tours which gave him the experience he needed to enter the music industry, his true calling. After a series of jobs learning every position needed to pull off a concert, he started his own company and is now self-employed.
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