The inaugural NATD Honors Gala took place on Wednesday, September 14th at the Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.
NATD has recognized individuals and their industry achievements for over 25 years and this year, for the first time, the honorees will be feted with an evening banquet.
The 2011 Honorees are:
Karl Dean - Mayor of Nashville
Alabama - Country Music Hall of Famers
Barry Trotz - Nashville Predators Head Coach
Jim Gosnell - Agency for the Performing Arts, President/CEO
Tony Conway - Conway Entertainment Group, President
For over 50 years, NATD has served as an idea exchange for Nashville-based entertainment industry professionals developing business relationships within the community. The membership-based organization also instills value in educational programs, fostering the growth of music business students.
Earlier this year, NATD produced a successful College of Knowledge event at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky featuring educational panels, industry discussion, and performances by Josh Gracin and Jeremy McComb. At this event, NATD awarded a $2500 scholarship to current student Hannah Rogers