Brad Paisley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Amy Grant & More Help Raise $500,000 at T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

Brad Paisley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Amy Grant & More Help Raise $500,000 at T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

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.

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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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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