Michael W. Smith and Charlie Daniels to be Honored
Next month on November 11, the Nashville Association of Talent Directors will host their fourth annual Honors Gala at the Hermitage Hotel, honoring six Nashville legends. The honorees are: Governor Bill Haslam, WSMV news anchor Demetria Kalodimos, Christian music star Michael W. Smith, Country music legend Charlie Daniels, Vanderbilt University Baseball Head Coach Tim Corbin, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment's Rob Beckham and Parallel Entertainment's J. P. Williams.
Since 1958, the Nashville Association of Talent Directors has been working to honor and serve those who make Nashville what it is. Members of the organization generate over $300,000,000 a year for Nashville-based artists.
At last year's Gala, NATD, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music and Parallel Entertainment, donated $20,000 to Lynn and Steve Hendrich, a Nolensville family who was hosting Maria Morari, a blind orphan from Moldova. The organization also gave a $2,500 scholarship to Murray State student Ethan Donohoo, a young man that they felt shows promise in the field of music business.
Tickets to the Gala will be available through ticketfly.com but not date for sales has been set yet.