Live Nation's Brian O'Connell Receives Talent Buyer/Promoter Of The Year From
- O'Connell Also Receives Promoter of the Year Award from the International
Entertainment Buyers Association's Inaugural Award Ceremony -
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian O'Connell, president,
Live Nation Nashville, won the Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year award during
the CMA's Standing Room Only (SRO) Awards Ceremony. The International
Entertainment Buyers Association also honored O'Connell as the Promoter of the
In 2013, O'Connell produced tours for Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda
Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Toby
Keith. He created and produced the three-day Faster Horses Country Music
Festival in Michigan, which had a staggering 20,000 attendees, and the
Watershed Festival in Washington State, which sold out four months in advance.
O'Connell also invented the very successful Country MegaTicket, a multi-show
Country Music package that provides fans with access to concerts featuring
some of the biggest names in Country Music at numerous Live Nation venues
around the U.S.
"This year was absolutely tremendous for Country Music for Live Nation fans,
from two extraordinarily successful festivals and a number of Country tours,
Brian and his team made it all possible," said Michael Rapino, president and
CEO, Live Nation Entertainment.
O'Connell's additional accolades include five Academy of Country Music
Promoter of the Year awards and the 2006 Pollstar Bill Graham Award / Promoter
of the Year. He also sits on the board of directors for the Country Music
Association and the Academy of Country Music.
The Country Music Association's SRO Awards pays tribute to the professionals
working behind the scenes in the touring industry. A total of 15 categories
recognize the contributions of the individuals who help bring large concert
productions to life. The 2013 SRO Awards ceremony was part of the 43^rd Annual
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live
entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live
Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship.
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