The International Entertainment Buyers Association inducted the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame last night on Sunday, October 3rd at Nashville’s downtown Hilton. Country music superstars Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride and Kenny Chesney made surprise appearances at the event.
Lee Ann Womack inducted long-time manager Erv Woolsey, Martina McBride inducted Ron Baird, formerly of Creative Artists Agency, and Kenny Chesney inducted his manager, Dale Morris. Acclaimed trumpeter, Joey Pero, opened the ceremony with a spectacular jazz performance. The night was filled with many touching moments as 500 attendees kicked off IEBA’s 40th anniversary by paying homage to the pioneers who have shaped today’s industry.
The day ended with late night music from Paradigm Agency at The Stage on Broadway, hosted by Storme Warren, included performances from Roger Creager, Greg Hanna, Walker Hayes, Jars of Clay, Jaron & The Long Road To Love, Brantley Gilbert, Bucky Covington and WAR, but the night was only getting started as SHIROCK, Logan Mize and Stealing Angels played into the morning.