Clayton Hutson is an entrepreneur who runs a company that manages, designs and produce live entertainment events, Ronin Event Creative. He is a perfectionist who works from dawn to the next morning in a bid to give top-notch live music experiences. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Hutson has always had a passion for music since he was a young boy. Before venturing into the music, he studied his undergraduate studies in Theater Design and Technical Production at Central Michigan University. He later studied at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he did his masters degree in Business Administration.
After graduating, Hutson got several gigs with live entertainment companies such as project manager and sound engineer. He used to travel a lot with Billy Graham’s music team and worked in the corporate entertainment sector before settling for the music industry. These jobs enabled him to gain the needed skills and experience that would catapult him to venture into his path of entrepreneurship. Due to his competence and reputation, he was able to find a footing quickly in the business.
Over time, Hutson has grown to become high on demand due to his attention to details and solid work ethic. He is always willing to adapt to technological changes and new equipment in the industry that are superior. Security is another area he pays close attention to while setting up equipment and gear. Hutson acknowledges that the music industry is very dynamic hence one needs always to be updated on the current trends so as not to become obsolete. Due to his versatile skills in producing live events, he is involved in every aspect of a live show process; from the concept and budget stage all the way to its execution.
In his outstanding career, Hutson has got the chance to share his skills with many top artists such as Kid Rock, Prince, Kelly Clarkson, Garbage, Pink, Guns’n’Roses and many more. His professionalism played out well during Kid Rock’s 2018 The American Tour where he faced many obstacles but was able to diffuse them. He also worked as a technical consultant for the live performance at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics. Another notable success is during the Arron Lewis tour where he brought out the first SD11 console that was a huge success. Hutson love for music has seen him work with tons of artists and some trips with different budget sizes. He believes with his experience and zeal to produce great live performances; the sky is the limit to how far he can go.