NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Entertainment Buyers Association held its annual conference and awards this weekend in Nashville at the Hilton Suites.
The event drew record-breaking crowds, with more than 400 industry people for a weekend of music, industry panels, vendor exhibitions, an awards presentation, a gold tournament and even a Harley ride.
Performers who showcased at the conference included Asleep at the Wheel, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Uncle Kracker, Kevin Fowler, Steve Holy, Villebillies, Third Day, Alvarado Road Show, LoCash Cowboys and more.
David Kusek was the keynote speaker, addressing the "Future of Music" and discussion panel subjects covered a diverse range of topics, including: The online music business, round tables for concert promoters, corporate, fair and festival talent buyers, Independents Unplugged and the Future of the concert promoter.
The conference concluded with the iebaLive! Awards Banquet which was hosted by Mack & Jamie.
The winners for this year were:
Founders Award Recipient: Nick Dorr, Variety Attractions
Lifetime Achievement: Ronnie Milsap
Living Legend: ZZ Top
Industry Achievement: Narvel Blackstock, Starstruck
Talent Buyer: Brian O’Connell, Live Nation