Rodney Crowell and Little Big Town will perform at the Wed., Oct. 17 Dale Franklin Awards ceremony, where they will offer musical tributes to the evening’s honorees Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen. The event at the War Memorial Auditorium will be hosted by popular nationally syndicated radio host Blair Garner. Additionally, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will receive the Brian Williams Ambassador Award.
Crowell, who is experiencing success with current album Kin, is a longtime friend of Gill. They met in the late ’70s when Crowell was in Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band and heard a 19-year-old Gill singing a song Crowell wrote onstage at L.A.’s Troubadour. Not long after, Crowell invited Gill to join his backing band, the Cherry Bombs. They continue to play together in the Notorious Cherry Bombs.
Little Big Town released its fifth studio album, Tornado, earlier this month to praise from critics and fans alike. The album’s first single “Pontoon” has sold over a million downloads.
The Dale Franklin Awards cocktail supper and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Legislative Plaza. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets for balcony seating and the cocktail supper are $175, or $50 for the show only. Tables on the main floor are sold out. To purchase tickets, click here. Use promo code SHOWONLY (case sensitive).