Ronnie Dunn, The Grascals and Big Al Anderson will pay tribute to Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen when they are honored at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards on Wednesday, October 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. While tables for the event are sold out, seats are still available.
The Dale Franklin Awards, named for Leadership Music’s first executive director, the late Dale Franklin, were established in 2004 in recognition of exemplary leadership. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, an alumnus of Leadership Music, will receive the Brian Williams Ambassador Award which goes to an individual who has worked to bridge the gap between business and music communities.
Also scheduled to perform at the event are Rodney Crowell, Little Big Town, David Nail and The Time Jumpers, among others. Blair Garner will serve as host and John Hobbs act as band leader and keyboardist, fronting a group of musicians that includes bassist Michael Rhodes, drummer Eddie Bayers, electric guitarist Brent Mason, acoustic guitarist Bobby Terry, pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin, fiddler Deanie Richardson and Dawn Sears and Jeff White on background vocalists.