T.J. Martell’s Nashville Honors Gala Raises $500K For Cancer Research

Pictured (Front row, L-R): Honorees Al Ganier, Sylvia Ganier, Sally Williams and Dr. Kathryn Edwards. (Back row, L-R): Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook, Nathan Followill, Matthew Followill, Jared Followill and Caleb Followill. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation raised nearly half a million dollars on Monday (Feb. 25) during the 11th Annual Nashville Honors Gala. Since the event’s inception in 2009, it has raised over $4 million for cancer research. Honorees were treated to performances by Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Home Free, Michael McDonald and Old Crow Medicine Show. Special presentations included Aubrey Harwell, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Steven Webber, and Zane Lowe.

This year’s honorees were:
Kings of Leon – Spirit of Nashville Award
Alabama – Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award
Sally Williams – Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award
Dr. Kathryn Edwards – Medical Research Advancement Award
Sylvia & Al Ganier – Lifetime Humanitarian Award

The Nashville Honors Gala is one of The T.J. Martell Foundation’s premier events that pays tribute to outstanding community leaders and presents special musical performances with heartwarming presentations that celebrate the evening’s honorees. In addition to the performances, there was a live and silent auction with proceeds benefitting cancer research.


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