The National Music Council will bring its American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville for a second year on Saturday, June 25. This year, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill will be honored, along with the Grand Ole Opry.
The Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long-term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year’s event will mark the 33rd year of formal presentations of the awards.
Past American Eagle Award recipients include Kris Kristofferson, Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Clive Davis, Van Cliburn, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Morton Gould, Dave Brubeck, Marian Anderson, Jim Halsey, Lena Horne, Elliott Carter, Roberta Peters, Odetta, Sherman Halsey, Stephen Sondheim, Sesame Street, Hard Rock Cafe, Music Makes Us, and VH-1 Save the Music Foundation.
The National Music Council was founded in 1940. Its initial membership of 13 has grown to almost 50 national music organizations, encompassing every important form of professional and commercial musical activity.
The Eagle Awards will be presented on June 25 at 1 p.m. at the Nashville Music City Center’s Davidson Ballroom, as part of the Summer NAMM show.
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