Amy Kurland To Receive 'Frances Williams Preston Mentor Award'
September 9, 2013 at 8:01 AM (PT)
The founder of NASHVILLE's BLUEBIRD CAFE, AMY KURLAND, has been selected as the recipient of this year's "FRANCES WILLIAMS PRESTON Mentor Award."
The honor is bestowed upon those who are 'a dedicated individual who has nurtured songwriters and helped them master the art and craft of songwriting.'
“AMY KURLAND's love and appreciation for songwriters is legendary,” said Chair of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, PAT ALGER. “As the founder of the Bluebird Café, she created a home for Nashville writers at every level of success to test their talents in front of a respectful and loyal audience. Amy was an early supporter of many of the most successful songwriters in town, many of whom are now members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Like the Bluebird Café, AMY KURLAND has become synonymous with the Nashville songwriting community and Music City itself.”
The awards ceremony will take place at the 43rd ANNIVERSARY NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME DINNER & INDUCTION CEREMONY at the MUSIC CITY CENTER on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th.