Thanks to everyone who applied for the Class of 2014! We have begun the selection process and the selected candidates will be notified in June.
Leadership Music is very pleased to welcome Bill Ivey, an LM Founding Council member, for an Off the Record career retrospective Wednesday, March 6th at Sambuca in the Gulch at noon. The cost of lunch is $20 for alums and $25 for guests. Bill will be interviewed by journalist, fellow author, and LM alum Craig Havighurst. Bill is also celebrating the release of his third book, Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy, which will be available at the event.
What do you get when a group of music industry professionals with a big heart and a gift of service get together to help Hands on Nashville? It becomes a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project to improve the conditions at a Nashville Fire station (NFD), and Leadership Music was a sponsor. On Monday, January 21st , a group of LM alumni along with some friends from SOLID came together to paint and clean a fire station. It was the first initiative offered to LM alums through our Gift of Service/Outreach committee with our friends at HON.
Leadership Music’s popular Off the Record series was held on Thursday, November 15th at Sambuca. Leadership Music founding council members Joe Moscheo and Tony Brown, both of whom numbered among The King’s musical entourage, were interviewed by Tom Brown, host of Turner Classic Movies cable channel.
One of the most revered voices ever in country music, Ronnie Dunn, authentic rocker Big Al Anderson, and bluegrass sensations, The Grascals, will pay musical tribute to Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen when they are honored at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards, Wednesday, October 17th at War Memorial Auditorium.
David Nail and The Time Jumpers have joined the growing line-up of talent slated to perform musical tributes at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards Wednesday, October 17th at War Memorial Auditorium. They join previously announced artists Rodney Crowell and Little Big Town in honoring the three music icons and humanitarians as well as Brian Williams Ambassador Award recipient Mayor Karl Dean (LM ’10). Blair Garner (LM ’13) will host the event.
President Jeff Gregg hosted the first monthly birthday celebration for alums at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s 222 Grille on August 28th. It was a festive occasion highlighted by cupcakes, party hats and favors! This will become a monthly event for the first 15 alums to respond to the invitation.
Members of the Leadership Music classes of 1999 and 2009 teamed for a reunion August 14th at the First Amendment Center. New Executive Director Debbie Schwartz Linn and new facilitator Steven Tepper outlined all the exciting things happening at Leadership Music for the attendees. Everyone enjoyed re-connecting and browsing through photos from their class years. It was a draw for “Best Class Ever!”
One of Leadership Music’s most popular “lunch and learn” activities, Off the Record, returned on July 13th. Former Secret Service agent, attorney and music industry artist manager and television producer, Bill Carter, traced his legendary career with Leadership Music alum, Ken Paulson, of the First Amendment Center and Newseum. The sold-out event will be staged at least once a quarter.
Leadership Music has selected thirteen (13) new board members from among the more the 900 alumni of the organization. Jeff Gregg, a long-time agent at CAA, has been elected president, and Sally Williams, general manager of the Ryman Auditorium, is president-elect. Lori Badgett of City National Bank is immediate past president; Linda Bloss-Baum, Time Warner, Inc, (Washington, DC) will serve a second term as secretary, and Julie Boos, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, a new board member, has been named treasurer.
Three music luminaries who have also distinguished themselves as humanitarians have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the prestigious Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award. Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen will be honored at a gala cocktail reception and musical tribute on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville.