Allen, Fogelsong And Brooks Honored By Leadership Music
August 26, 2009 at 12:47 PM (PT)
LEADERSHIP MUSIC/NASHVILLE honored three industry giants on AUGUST 23rd when it presented the DALE FRANKLIN AWARD to ALLEN REYNOLDS, GARTH BROOKS and JIM FOGELSONG. The all-star musical tribute was held at the RENAISSANCE HOTEL and more than 700 guests came out to show their support.
Former CAPITOL/NASHVILLE President JIM FOGELSONG was the first honoree of the night. KATHY MATTEA, LEE GREENWOOD and JON CONLEE all performed while artist manager JIM HALSEY and publisher TOM COLLINS spoke. His award was presented by attorney MIKE MILOM.
Up next was the award for producer/songwriter/publisher ALLEN REYNOLDS. MATTEA and songwriter BOB McDILL got things started, followed by performances from HAL KETCHUM, COWBOY JACK CLEMENT and CRYSTAL GAYLE. Producer JIM ROONEY and songwriter DICKEY LEE presented FOGELSONG with the award.
The final honor of the night was presented to artist GARTH BROOKS. STEVE WARINER, MARTINA McBRIDE and TRISHA YEARWOOD sang "Longneck Bottle," "The Thunder Rolls" and "To Make You Feel My Love," respectively. Studio owner JOHN McBRIDE spoke and the award was presented by BROOKS' longtime manager BOB DOYLE, FOGELSONG (who signed GARTH to CAPITOL/NASHVILLE and REYNOLDS (who produced almost every album GARTH released).
GARTH then surprised the audience with a mini-concert that included "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old), "We Shall Be Free," "Friends In Low Places" and "The Dance." The night concluded with ALLEN and FOGELSONG joining BROOKS on stage for their version of "Man Of Constant Sorrow."