Clarence Spalding: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 76

Clarence Spalding

58, Partner, Maverick

Last year's rank: --

Spalding received a boost as the only Nashville manager to join Guy Oseary's new Maverick management collective, and from client Jason Aldean's certified platinum success, Old Boots New Dirt. What's in store for 2015? Aldean's stadium tour with co-headliner Kenny Chesney, Kix Brooks' Las Vegas residency reunion with Ronnie Dunn and Reba McEntire. He also will be tapping into the Maverick hive mind. "Four months into the deal, I'm going, 'Holy shit, I can't imagine where this is going to be in 12 months,'" he says.

HARDEST BUSINESS LESSON LEARNED: "Not signing everything."