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Nashville Execs Honored By NATD And IEBA


Industry executives were honored at the 32nd annual International
Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) conference in Nashville, October 5-9,
and at the traditional breakfast hosted by its sister organization, the Nashville Association
of Talent Directors, on October 9.

IEBA award honorees:

Founder's Award: Jerry Garren

Humanitarian Award: Jeff Foxworthy

Artist Manager of the Year: Clint Higham – Int'l Management
Services

New Agent of the Year: Abby Wells – William Morris Agency

Concert Promoter: Mike Smardak – Outback Concerts of TN

Event Producer: Crisper Stanford – Park Place Entertainment

Fair/Festival/Event: Rockin' Roadhouse Tour

Talent Agent: Stan Barnett ­ Creative Artists Agency

Talent Buyer: Fran Romeo – TBA Entertainment

NATD award honorees:

Talent Director of the Year – Joey Lee, Buddy Lee Attractions

Hubert Long Award Winner – Paul Moore, William Morris

NATD Iron Man – Rod Harris, jennrod artist direction (given for
108 consecutive meetings attended, never missing one – that's 12
years)

The Col. Tom Parker Award for Lifetime Achievement – Billy Deaton, Billy
Deaton Talent