David Conrad To Be Presented With the 'Frances Williams Preston Mentor Award'
September 26, 2011 at 6:31 AM (PT)
Music publisher DAVID CONRAD will be presented with the FRANCES WILLIAMS PRESTON Mentor Award during the upcoming NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME Dinner & Induction Ceremony on OCTOBER 16th.
"DAVID is everything a songwriter could want in a mentor: honesty and integrity, character and class,” said Chairman of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME JOHN VOL MOL. “As a music publisher, he loved the songs and he loved the writers, and served as their coach, teacher, psychologist, friend and business partner. Writers were always proud to have their work go out into the world represented by DAVID CONRAD, and this award is well-deserved recognition of his outstanding character and care for those in the songwriting profession."
CONRAD receives the award named for FRANCES W. PRESTON, who influenced and nurtured the careers of thousands of songwriters, performers and publishers in all genres of music during her five-decade career at BMI. Previous recipients of the award are music publisher BOB BECKHAM in 2008, BILL HALL in 2009 and PRESTON in 2010.
The NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME Dinner & Induction Ceremony features tributes and performances of the inductees’ songs by special guest artists. As previously announced, this year’s inductees are JOHN BETTIS, GARTH BROOKS, ALAN JACKSON, THOM SCHUYLER and ALLEN SHAMBLIN. NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME’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 during the events.
The events will take place at the RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL. Tickets for the event are $200 each. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.