Troy Tomlinson To Receive 2017 Inspiration Award During Inspire Nashville Gala

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville President/CEO Troy Tomlinson will be honored with the 2017 Inspiration Award during the Inspire Nashville Gala at Marathon Music Works on Oct. 24, 2017.

Inspire Nashville, benefiting The Onsite Foundation, honors and celebrates the premiere leaders of Nashville’s creative community who use their platforms to support and impact humanitarian efforts locally and around the world. The Inspire Nashville event includes musical performances, heartfelt speakers, and moving moments highlighting the city’s silent heroes who make the world a better place.

“Troy embodies the passion, commitment, and heart of the Inspiration Award. He is a true maverick when it comes to connecting people through inspiring acts of service and kindness,” says Miles Adcox, CEO of Onsite. “This is a rare opportunity to shine a light and honor such a humble friend to all of us in the music and Nashville communities. Our goal is to select someone whose actions and service line up with the heart and mission of The Onsite Foundation, and our board was unanimous in selecting Troy as this year’s honoree.”

In addition to being President/CEO of Sony ATV Music Publishing Nashville, Tomlinson is Chairman of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission and a member of the CMA Board of Directors. He serves on the board for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Country Music Foundation. He is a member of Belmont University’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Nashville Chapter. Troy and his wife Sylvia started the Troy & Sylvia Tomlinson Scholarship Endowment for “Bridges to Belmont, which provides full four-year scholarships for qualifying students. Troy and Sylvia Tomlinson also support Abe’s Garden, St. Thomas Midtown’s NICU, The Next Door, Porter’s Call, The Hope Clinic, Young Life Capernaum and End Slavery Tennessee.

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