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T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Alabama, Kings of Leon

The T.J. Martell Foundation raised nearly half a million dollars at tonight's 11th Annual Nashville Honors Gala. Since the event's inception in 2009, it has  raised over $4 million for cancer research. Honorees were treated to performances by Amy Grant,  Brad Paisley, Home Free, Michael McDonald and Old Crow Medicine Show. Special presentations included Aubrey Harwell, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Steven Webber, and Zane Lowe.

This year's honorees were:
  • Kings of Leon - Spirit of Nashville Award
  • Alabama - Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award
  • Sally Williams - Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award
  • Dr. Kathryn Edwards - Medical Research Advancement Award
  • Sylvia & Al Ganier - Lifetime Humanitarian Award
The Nashville Honors Gala is one of The T.J. Martell Foundation’s premier events that pays tribute to outstanding community leaders and presents special musical performances with heartwarming presentations that celebrate the evening’s honorees. In addition to the performances, there was a
live and silent auction with proceeds benefitting cancer research.

Front row L to R: Honorees Al Ganier, Sylvia Ganier, Sally Williams and Dr. Kathryn Edwards; Back row L to R: Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook, Nathan Followill, Matthew Followill, Jared Followill and Caleb Followill attend the 11th Annual Nashville Honors Gala at Omni Nashvillle Hotel on February 25, 2019 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

About the T.J. Martell Foundation:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical
research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975
by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who
died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at flagship
hospitals in the United States. For more information, please visit