Awards program to feature performances from country singer John Rich and jazz pianist George Winston
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Music Council will honor the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at the 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. Other previously announced honorees include iconic funk visionary George Clinton and the late beloved "Peanuts" composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi. Pianist George Winston will give a tribute in honor of Guaraldi while country singer/songwriter John Rich will perform in honor of Clinton, who will be on hand to receive the award.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will receive the American Eagle Award in honor of its commitment to the preservation of American musical heritage and culture and for the organization’s music education programs that serve both children and adults.
In 2018, the museum welcomed more than 1.2 million guests presented 12 exhibitions, and guided 1,241 educational programs that provided music-related instruction for nearly 100,000 people.
Renowned Nashville singer-songwriter Liz Rose, an active participant in the museum’s educational programming, is expected to present the award to the organization.
The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture, the ideal of music education for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and internationally.
The Summer NAMM Show is the annual mid-year gathering of music instrument, retail and pro audio industry professionals.