Plaques Presented To Canaan Smith, Locash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band At CMA Music Festival

Left to Right: UMG Nashville's Bryan Chisholm, UMG Nashville SVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan, Mercury Nashville’s Canaan Smith, Mercury Nashville VP Promotion Damon Moberly, UMG Nashville’s Amanda Good, UMG Nashville’s Kelli Porter. Photo: Alan Poizner

Left to Right: UMG Nashville’s Bryan Chisholm, UMG Nashville SVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan, Mercury Nashville’s Canaan Smith, Mercury Nashville VP Promotion Damon Moberly, UMG Nashville’s Amanda Good, UMG Nashville’s Kelli Porter. Photo: Alan Poizner

Canaan Smith, Locash and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band all received special recognition during CMA Music Festival.

On Saturday (June 11), Smith was presented with a platinum plaque for his No. 1 single, “Love You Like That.” The presentation was made during his daytime performance on the Riverfront Stage.

Mike Dungan and Canaan Smith. Photo: Alan Poizner

Mike Dungan and Canaan Smith. Photo: Alan Poizner

On Sunday, Locash accepted a gold plaque for “I Love This Life” from Reviver Records President/CEO David Ross. Ross presented the plaque to the duo’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust just before the final song of their set.

Pictured (L-R): Chris Lucas, Locash; David Ross, President/CEO, Reviver Records; Preston Brust, Locash. Photo: Webster PR

Pictured (L-R): Chris Lucas, Locash; David Ross, President/CEO, Reviver Records; Preston Brust, Locash. Photo: Webster PR

In celebration of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 50th anniversary, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development honored bandmates Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen with special commemorative art pieces on Saturday (June 11). The special presentation took place at Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Festival, just prior to the band’s debut performance at the stadium. Brian Wagner, assistant commissioner of marketing, Department of Tourist Development, made the presentation to each member of the group.

Pictured: Brian Wagner, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Jimmie Fadden, John McEuen, Jeff Hanna and Bob Carpenter. Photo: J. Scott Whigham

Pictured: Brian Wagner, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Jimmie Fadden, John McEuen, Jeff Hanna and Bob Carpenter. Photo: J. Scott Whigham

 

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