CASH, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, JOHN OATES, AND JACK INGRAM TO HONOR THE
NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL HONOREES DURING 32nd ANNUAL AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS
which is set to honor music legends Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride
and Jim Lauderdale, along with music management icon Jim Halsey and
country music producer/director Sherman Halsey during the 32nd Annual
American Eagle Awards, has announced Rosanne Cash, The Oak Ridge Boys,
John Oates and Jack Ingram to the stellar lineup of talent to help honor
the honorees. The American Eagle Awards presentation will take place on July 11, 2015 at noon, during the annual NAMM convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition, a special award will be presented to the Nashville
Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Country Music
Association & Country Music Foundation, for the creation and support
of the Music Makes Us arts education initiative.
The National Music Council is celebrating its 75th year as a forum
for the free discussion of this country’s national music affairs and
challenges. Founded in 1940 to act as a clearinghouse for the joint
opinion and decision of its members and to work to strengthen the
importance of music in our life and culture, the Council’s initial
membership of 13 has grown to almost 50 national music organizations,
encompassing every important form of professional and commercial musical
Through the cooperative work of its member organizations, the
National Music Council promotes and supports music and music education
as an integral part of the curricula in the schools of our nation, and
in the lives of its citizens. The Council provides for the exchange of
information and coordination of efforts among its member organizations
and speaks with one voice for the music community whenever an
authoritative expression of opinion is desirable.
Tickets to the noon time awards presentation are free with a $10 NAMM
day pass for July 11th, and will be available on site at the Nashville
Music City Center. Tickets to the VIP luncheon that follows the awards
presentation are available to the public. Proceeds from the luncheon
will benefit the NMC’s Music Education and Creator’s Rights Advocacy
Programs, with tickets priced at $150. For more information, schedule of
the day’s events, and registration for the VIP luncheon, visit www.musiccouncil.org.