Frances Preston To Receive Mentor Award From NaSHOF
September 27, 2010 at 12:08 PM (PT)
Industry veteran FRANCES PRESTON will be presented with the Mentor Award during the upcoming NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (NaSHOF) DINNER & INDUCTION CEREMONY on OCTOBER 17th. The event will be held at the RENAISSANCE HOTEL in DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, and tickets are $200 each.
NaSHOF FOUNDATION Chairman ROGER MURRAH said: "FRANCES is the consummate mentor. She has mentored an industry of dreamers and professionals. The award could not be going to a more deserving person."
FRANCES had a five-decade career at BMI, opening a NASHVILLE office for the performing rights entity in 1958. She was promoted to VP in 1964 and was named President/CEO of BMI in 1986, serving in that role until 2004. Her numerous awards and accolades include induction to the COUNTRY MUSIC and GOSPEL MUSIC HALLS OF FAME, CMA’s IRVING WAUGH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, a NATIONAL TRUSTEES AWARD from the RECORDING ACADEMY and more.
The NaSHOF DINNER & INDUCTION features tributes and performances of the inductees’ songs by special guest artists. NaSHOF’s sister organization, the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (NSAI), also presents its annual awards for the year’s Best Song, Songwriter and Songwriter/Artist, as well as the Top 10 “Songs I Wish I Had Written,” as determined by the professional songwriters division.
A limited number of seats are available to the public this year and may be purchased by contacting event director MARK FORD at (615) 256-3354 or email@example.com.