The T.J. Martell Foundation hosted it’s 11th annual Nashville Honors Gala on Feb. 25, raising almost $500,000 for cancer research.
This year’s honorees, which included Alabama, Sally Williams and more, were treated to performances by Brad Paisley, Home Free, Old Crow Medicine Show, Amy Grant and Michael McDonald. Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Charles Esten and more were on hand for the celebration.
Iconic country group Alabama was recognized with the Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award, while Sally Williams, GM of the Grand Ole Opry, was recognized with the Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. Since 2009, the Foundation has provided more than $4 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States.
This year’s honorees include:
- Kings of Leon – Spirit of Nashville Award
- Alabama – Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award
- Sally Williams – Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award
- Dr. Kathryn Edwards – Medical Research Advancement Award
- Sylvia & Al Ganier – Lifetime Humanitarian Award
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