Clay Hutson: The Sound Gem of Nashville

One of the most recognized and established people in the music industry of Tennessee is Clay Hutson. Clayton Hutson, or “Clay” is an individual that is well known for his skills in sound engineering – but not only that, he is also a household name in the industry of entertainment. Clay Hutson, because of his very exquisite talent and his unique set of skills, he is considered to be a very rare gem in the region of Nashville.

Clay Hutson is an individual who was born with an inclination to music. With very supportive parents, his passion for music and his love for the art was nurtured and sharpened – and not long after he has studied the industry, he was able to turn his passion into his career. Clay Hutson is well-versed in all the facets of production, mainly because of his all-around skills that was developed when he was studying theater production and design in college. In college, he developed skills as a sound engineer and has developed managerial skills as a project manager. Clay Hutson is a jack of all trades, and quite contrary to the cliche saying, he is also a master of some of the facets of the entertainment industry. With his mastery and versatility in the entertainment industry, Clay Hutson has also built his own live entertainment production company.

Clay Hutson, needless to say, is a very busy person and his typical day is full to say the least. Clay Hutson has recently been doing a lot of stage management and being on top and hands on, on the floor of his events, from ingress to egress. Clay Hutson is always the first one in, and the last one out. Clay Hutson makes sure that he plans out the day and makes uniquely curated task list for all of his team members. He does this in order to make sure that everyone is well guided and they know what to do – this is to maximize the efficiency and effectivity of the company. Clay Hutson knows that the completion of the tasks of his team mates will lead to the perfection of the event.

The Chainsmoker’s Dalliance with Halsey Bears Diamond Certified Fruit

It has been two years since the release of the Chainsmoker’s hit single, “Closer”. The collaborative effort between Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart, and then up-and-comer Halsey was easily their biggest hit of that year. For the artists 2016 was a springboard for many things, for the single it was the first wave of sales. “Closer” did well stateside and abroad and its success did not stop in 2016. Two years later the single is still selling, and those sales have reached 10 million units. This means “Closer” is now certified diamond for the United States. This is a huge accomplishment for the entertainers, and a solid reminder that they are all still relatively new.



The dynamic duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall formed the Chainsmokers back in 2012. The duet did not find mainstream success until a few years later with “#Selfie”. The single was their breakout and it premiered in 2014. So, although it may feel like the Chainsmokers have been around a while, their mainstream presence has only existed for four years. They climbed to the top 10 in 2015 with “Roses,” and have frequented the spot since then. They identify as EDM artists but operate more like pop stars. Taggart himself covers lead vocals for a wide number of their songs. Most EDM artists do not do that. “Closer” was a turning point for the group that established as solid artists rather than dance-hall DJ’s. It also framed their barrier breaking work as songwriters and performers. The single was also a big deal for Halsey as it was her first top-charting single. It also formed her breakout as a serious artist.

The three artists informed their adoring fans via Instagram, with photos of themselves holding their plaques. Diamond certification is a very sought-after thing in the music world. To attain it within the first five years of your mainstream existence says a lot. The big plaques were provided by RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America. They contain the cover art for the single, a list of its various accomplishments, and ten platinum plated LPs representing each million units sold.