Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) Honors Entertainment Industry Professionals in Fifth Annual Gala

NASHVILLE, TN (October 16, 2015) – On Monday, November 9th, the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) will hold its annual Gala at the Hermitage Hotel. This year, the Gala will honor Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern, Artist Manager at Red Light Management Charlie Brusco, APA Senior VP and Partner Steve Lassiter, Voice of the Nashville Predators Pete Weber, and “American Pickers” creator and host Mike Wolfe. The Tennessean’s Brad Schmitt and Stephanie Langston of Nashville’s WKRN will serve as co-hosts for the evening.

For over 50 years NATD has served as an idea exchange for Nashville-based entertainment industry professionals to develop relationships within our close-knit community.  During the year NATD hits the road and presents the College of Knowledge program where panels of industry experts speak to college students interested in the entertainment industry.  At each program we award a $2500 scholarship to talented college students.  We also aim to honor and recognize deserving men and women in our industry in a variety of ways while raising money for scholarships and charitable causes.

NATD President Steve Tolman remarks, “The NATD Honors Gala has become a memorable evening for all over the last few years.  The fact that we can honor such talented industry professionals all the while giving back to the community and those in need make it very special.”

Past honorees include:
2014 – Bill Haslam, Rob Beckham, Tim Corbin, Demetria Kalodimos, Michael W. Smith, and Charlie Daniels2013 – Bernie Cahill, Tom Condon, Chaz Corzine, Martina McBride, Kevin Neal, and Bob Romeo
2012 – Mike Fisher, Clint Higham, John Huie, George Jones, and Alan Valentine
2011 – Alabama, Tony Conway, Mayor Karl Dean, James H. Gosnell Jr., and Barry Trotz Nashville Association of Talent Directors

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Creator and Host of American Pickers Mike Wolfe accepts an award onstage during the NATD Honors Gala on November 9, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for NATD)
NATD President Steve Tolman, Creator and Host of American Pickers Mike Wolfe, and director/owner of Tacklebox Films Shaun Silva attend the NATD Honors Gala on November 9, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for NATD)
NATD President Steve Tolman, Creator and Host of American Pickers Mike Wolfe, and director/owner of Tacklebox Films Shaun Silva attend the NATD Honors Gala on November 9, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for NATD)
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15 thoughts on “NATD Honors Entertainment Industry Professionals in 5th Annual Gala”

  1. Ann Grigway

    I Love your show. I live 20 miles from Boston, on the North Shore. The City is Peabody, MA. Peabody & Salem. MA has a lot of History of the Which Craft times. All over the North Shore. I think you could get a lot of things if you would plan a trip, to Boston, MA and the North Shore. Take Care Ann B. Grigway.

  2. jack raven

    My Dad was a picker and you would have loved to go through his building and buses, but he’s gone now, and watching you brings back a lot of memories. Thanks Mike. P.S. You are so cute.

  3. Frank

    I am retired and spend many many hours a week at home. American Pickers is my favorite show. Each episode is so totally entertaining to me and helps me pass the time away. Many times I watch the show for hours on end. Thank you Mike and Frank!

  4. Linda

    Oh Mike, say it isn’t so…. I hear that this next season is the last…. We LOVE your show and look forward to it each week. Now what are we going to do? LOL You will be missed!!!!!!!!!! Linda and Jack PS But we do understand…… You have to have a life too!!

  5. helen gabrielsen

    hello from Norway .. i only wont to say wee love your show her :) wee see it every day . wee like frank and danielle to ALL 3 OF YOU :) thank you for a great show :) her in Norway wee are not good a nofe too take care of older things so wee learn her in your show :)

  6. Phyllis Boyd

    Hello Mike and Frank I watch your show every time it comes on with my husband. I think that the both of you do a good job picking. I will need you to come to our house and pick it, we have old and vintage toys, antique items, old army items, vintage furniture, etc

  7. KAREN SMITH

    Hi Mike, Frank, Danielle, from NEW ZEALAND, WOW!!!! we love your show here….we have some great pickings here too & hope you
    will come over to see us…. there’s treasure’s here you wouldn’t even dream off so come over and see us we would love to have you all over
    for sure. I am a top fn of Americana antiques & treasures love em …..me to you guys karen

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