Pat Higdon to Receive NSHoF Frances Williams Preston Mentor Award
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:31:11
Music Publisher Pat Higdon will be presented with the Frances Williams Preston Mentor Award during the upcoming Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on October 5, 2014.
"Pat Higdon built his small independent publishing company into one of the most successful in Nashville by helping develop and nurture the talents of so many great young songwriters over the past 25 years," said Pat Alger chair of the NSHOFF. "With his natural down-to-earth style, Pat is one of a handful of executives in both the independent and the corporate publishing environments whose name has always been synonymous with the highest standards of professional integrity and many of our great songwriters got their start under his guidance. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame board is proud to add Pat Higdon's name to the illustrious group of previous winners of our Frances Williams Preston Mentor Award."
Higdon receives the award named for Frances Williams 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 (2008), music publisher Bill Hall (2009), Preston (2010), music publisher David Conrad (2011), music publisher Donna Hilley (2012) and Bluebird Café founder Amy Kurland (2013).
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