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Pepper Entertainment's Jered Johnson being recognized as a top promoter

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HE'S BOOKED SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN ENTERTAINMENT AND NOW HE'S BEING RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP PROMOTERS KELOLAND'S DON JORGENSEN HAS THE STORY OF A SIOUX FALLS MAN, WHO'S MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF ON THE BIG STAGE

JERED JOHNSON OF PEPPER ENTERTAINMENT HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC'S PROMOTER OF THE YEAR AWARD NOT BAD FOR A GUY WHO STARTED HIS COMPANY BACK IN 2006 IN HIS BASEMENT BIG NAMES LIKE KEITH URBAN AND MAROON 5 ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE BANDS JERED JOHNSON HAS BOOKED OVER HIS 14 YEARS OF PROMOTING CONCERTS LAST WEEK, HE WAS NOMINATED FOR THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC'S PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

"IT'S SUPER HUMBLING I WAS HAVING BREAKFAST WITH MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER ON THURSDAY AND I STARTED GETTING TEXT MESSAGES FROM INDUSTRY FOLKS, AGENTS AND MANAGEMENT COMPANIES SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK OF IT, BECAUSE THERE WASN'T REALLY MUCH MORE TO THE MESSAGES," JOHNSON SAID THEN HE OPENED HIS EMAIL AND SAW THE NEWS FOR HIMSELF "IT'S CRAZY TO SEE OUR NAME NEXT TO WORLD WIDE COMPANIES LIKE AEG AND LIVE NATION JUST GIGANTIC COMPANIES AND THEN YOU GOT PEPPER IN THERE," JOHNSON SAID FROM HIS CORNER OFFICE ON PHILLIPS AVENUE, JOHNSON IS CONSTANTLY WORKING TO GET THE NEXT BIG THING HE NOW HAS SEVEN EMPLOYEES AT PEPPER ENTERTAINMENT AND GIVES THEM A LOT OF THE CREDIT FOR HIS SUCCESS

"I'VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE BETTER AND SMARTER THAN YOU IS A GOOD WAY TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND THEY'RE NOT DISAPPOINTING, BECAUSE THEY PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO WHAT WE DO," JOHNSON SAID THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY SAY JOHNSON IS A HARD WORKER AND IT SHOWS "I'M NOT SURPRISED AT ALL WITH THE SUCCESS HE'S HAD, WE ARE JUST THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH HIM ON A REGULAR BASIS, FRANKLY WE'D LOVE TO DO MORE WITH HIM," WASHINGTON PAVILION PRESIDENT AND CEO DARRIN SMITH SAID JOHNSON SAYS IT'S HUMBLING TO BE NOMINATED AND DOESN'T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED "WHETHER WE WIN OR DON'T, MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO US, WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A LOT LEFT TO ACCOMPLISH," JOHNSON SAID

THE ACM'S WILL BE BROADCAST ON KELO TV IN APRIL, BUT JOHNSON SAYS THEY WON'T ANNOUNCE THE TECHNICAL AWARDS UNTIL AUGUST ááADLIB WEATHERáá CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JAY TROBEC IS PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES ON YOUR SEVEN DAY FORECAST FIRST HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL STOCKS

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