Summer NAMM brings together music merchants, musicians and music fans to Nashville by Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Summer NAMM brings
together music merchants, musicians and music fans to Nashville

The 2019 Summer NAMM hits Nashville’s Music
City Center, July 18 – 20.  The Summer
NAMM Show is the mid-year global gathering of the National Association of Music
Merchants (NAMM) and its many member companies, representing the global music
products industry, including music instruments and pro audio products.  Summer NAMM attracts thousands of musicians
and music fans from all over the USA, Europe and around the world.

During NAMM, the National Music Council
(NMC) will honor iconic funk visionary George Clinton and beloved
“Peanuts” composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi at the
organization’s 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the
Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The honors are presented each year in
recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture. NMC
regularly advocates for the ideal music education for all children, and the
need to protect creators’ rights both locally and internationally.  Updates at www.namm.org.

This year’s honorees will join a “who’s –
who” of cultural icons whose careers and works have been previously awarded the
American Eagle, including Stephen Sondheim, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Clive
Davis, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Morton Gould, Dave
Brubeck, Marian Anderson, Max Roach, Lena Horne, Roy Clark, Crystal Gale, Ervin
Drake, Theo Bikel, Roberta Peters, Odetta, Patti Smith, and 2018’s honorees,
Chick Corea and Manhattan Transfer.

The evening ceremony will take place as
part of The Summer NAMM Show at Nashville’s Music City Center, which is open to
industry members and Summer NAMM attendees. Tickets for this event are also
available to the general public. 
Presenters and performers for the 2019 event will include renowned
pianist George Winston and country singer/songwriter sensation, John Rich.
Proceeds from the event support the National Music Council’s music education
advocacy efforts.

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