Tamara Saviano, Dave Cantwell Earn Honors During International Country Music Conference

Tamara Saviano with Belmont University’s Dr. Don Cusic

Tamara Saviano and Dave Cantwell were honored during the International Country Music Conference, held at Nashville’s Belmont University, on Friday, June 2.

Saviano was honored with the Belmont Book Award for her work on Without Getting Killed Or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark.

Cantwell was honored with the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for country music journalism. Cantwell is the author of Merle Haggard: The Running Kind and co-author of Heartaches By The Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles, and has written for publications including The New Yorker.

Pictured (L-R):Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Excellence in Country Music Journalism Award winners Pete Finney (2016), Dave Cantwell (2017), and Jewly Hight (2015).

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