Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, Randy Owen Being Honored This Fall
Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, and Alabama's Randy Owen are earning new recognition for their music and charitable efforts. MusicRow.com says the three country stars are this year's recipients of the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award, which salutes leaders in the music industry who set a strong example for others. Leadership Music board president Jeff Gregg calls Gill, Daniels, and Owen "iconic leaders." He says they've each "left an indelible mark on popular music," but it's "their heart for service and giving back that has been the hallmark of their careers." Gill, Daniels, and Owen will receive a special tribute at a gala event taking place at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium on October 17th.
The educational organization Leadership Music is behind the award. Previous honorees have included Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and the Country Music Association.