Martell Foundation To Honor Brooks And Dunn

The TJ Martell Foundation will salute Brooks & Dunn with its first-ever Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at a gala event on Monday, March 22. The superstar duo will be feted along with several others at the 2010 T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala at the Hutton Hotel.

Michael Bolton will also be honored that night with a new award from the non-profit which fights cancer and AIDS. He will take home the first Frances Williams Preston Lifetime Music Industry Award.

Other honorees include Governor Phil Bredesen receiving the Lifetime Humanitarian Award, the Honorable William H. Frist M.D. receiving the Lifetime Medical Achievement Award, and Susan Simons receiving the Spirit of Nashville Award.

Brooks & Dunn, Governor Phil Bredesen, The Honorable William H. Frist, M.D., Susan Simons, Brooks and Dunn and Michael Bolton were announced as the 2010 T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala honorees during the Foundation’s holiday kick off reception on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at BMI. (L-R): Dr. C.Wright Pinson (Honors Gala Co-Chair), Susan Simons (Honors Gala Honoree), Whitney Daane and Barbara Daane (Honors Gala Co-Chairs) Photo by Randi Radcliff  

The T.J. Martell Foundation held its holiday kick-off reception at BMI on Thursday (12/10), where organizers announced the Honors Gala honorees. (L-R): Dr. C. Wright Pinson (Honors Gala Co-Chair), Susan Simons (Honors Gala Honoree), Whitney Daane and Barbara Daane (Honors Gala Co-Chairs). Photo: Randi Radcliff

Table sponsorships for the charity event start at $10,000. Individual tickets begin at $1,000. Congratulatory ads for the honorees may also be purchased for the commemorative journal.

In Nashville, the T.J. Martell Foundation supports cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. This facility was established in 1993 in honor of  longtime BMI Pres. and CEO Frances Preston, who also served as President of the T.J. Martell Foundation board.


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