Clayton Hutson, a man of many talents and much success
A native of Michigan, Clayton Hutson had an interest in music since childhood. He attended Central Michigan University, where he earned a Degree in Theatre Design and Technical Production. He later earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business from the University of Michigan.
While in school he worked a variety of events in the theatrical department. And after graduation, he worked for several entertainment companies. He did everything from driving equipment vehicles, handled lighting, setting up equipment, working audio equipment and much, much more. Hutson saw the impact on his employer after the last recession, and decided it was a good time to step out on faith and launch his own company. He acknowledges his previous employment experiences gave him the knowledge base and marketable skills he needed to start his own company.
Clayton Hutson believes his hard work, diligence and attention to details are the primary keys to his success. He says, he has learned to triple check all of his work. The is no room for mistakes. He has learned during his career, that within the entertainment industry, your reputation means everything. One bad experience can tarnish your name and reputation forever. He feels when your name is attached to a product or experience the end result must be perfect.
Another key to Clayton Hutson’s success is, he surrounds himself with skilled people in whom he can trust. This makes delegating tasks to his crew much easier and allows more time for him to focus his attention on more important responsibilities.
Clayton Hutson currently resides in Nashville, TN. Here he is an extremely successful entrepreneur. He specializes in event production management, sound engineering, tour producing, stage managing and more. He has now been in the music industry for over 20 years.
He has produced shows for many musical icons, such as Pink, Lady Gaga, Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock and Gun N’ Roses.
When asked, what advice he would give to his younger self?, Clayton answered, “ I would tell myself to prioritize my family before anyone or anything else. Additionally, I’d encourage myself to evaluate every situation with complete honesty.”
Clayton Hutson recommends everyone reads Richard Carlson’s “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff.” He is inspired by his favorite quotes come from Vince Lombardi, Thomas Jefferson and W.C. Fields.
You can read more about Clayton Hutson’s accomplishments, beliefs and success in his recent interview with Brotalk,