Jack White receives Music City Ambassador Award from Mayor Dean~

From the Convention and Visitors Bureau: April 16 — Nashville, TN—Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Music Council have named Jack White and Third Man Records the recipients of the first ever Music City Ambassador Award.

The prestigious award honors Jack White and Third Man for the international recognition their collective work has bestowed upon the city of Nashville over the past 12 months.

The Ambassador Award is decided by committee majority vote. Chaired by Mayor Karl Dean, the nominations are made by the 50+ members of the Nashville Music Council—a group of industry leaders dedicated to cultivating and advancing the ever-expanding local music community.

Criteria for nomination states that the recipient will be a resident of Middle Tennessee with a career in any branch of the music industry. Additionally the recipient will demonstrate commitment to Nashville’s unique creative climate and musical diversity.

Mayor Karl Dean elaborates, “Today’s award recognizes an individual who carries Nashville’s diverse musical message worldwide. Jack White’s individual talent and unique creative spirit bridges gaps between genres and generations and I couldn’t be more pleased to thank him for his work on behalf of the music industry and its hometown.”

Mayor Dean’s co-chair of the NMC, Mary Ann McCready, President of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy adds, “Jack White and Third Man personify perfectly the essence of this new award – Jack is a global superstar whose music is successful and celelbrated in virtually every genre of music. Jack and Third Man calling Nashville their home is a testament to the ideal culture that Nashville, more than any other city in the worlds, holds for the cream of the creative class.”

The Ambassador Award is one part of the several new initiatives set fort by the Nashville Music Council. The groundbreaking partnership with the Entrepreneur Center was unveiled earlier this week and forthcoming announcements will detail advancements in education, housing and music business development.

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