NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Some
well-known faces were in Music City at the Hutton Hotel Sunday night for the
annual T.J. Martell Foundation Honor Gala. People to walk the red carpet
included actor Jeff Bridges who was presenting an award, Clare Bowen from the
show Nashville and Nashville native Vince Gill.
Vince Gill was among the
four honorees Sunday night. He received the Frances Williams Preston Lifetime
Music Industry Award. Preston was the former executive of BMI and a key figure
in Nashville growth as a major music center.
"To be honored in the
name of Francis Preston tonight, obviously one of the greatest people that ever
came to Nashville, Tennessee is quite beautiful, and she passed last year so
it's a little bitter sweet she won't be here to get to share this with us
tonight, but she knows I love her," said Vince Gill.
The T.J. Martell
Foundation raises money for innovative cancer research. The night's other
honorees included Butch Spyridon, Peggy Joyce, and T Bone Burnett.