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About the Awards

THE MUSIC OF TENNESSEE

Inspired by our rich and diverse music presence, the Tennessee Music Awards program honors independent artists and industry professionals of all major music genres, statewide. The program is focused on all major genres, providing a platform for artists, producers, venues, radio stations, publications, and more.  


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Tickets for October 7th: TennesseeMusic.org

2019 Lifetime Achievement

Tina Turner

Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards, sold more than 200 million records worldwide, and performed for a world-record of 180,000 paid ticket holders at just one of her concerts. Tina Turner is a Tennessee native. 


Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee. She began her career in 1958 as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording under the name "Little Ann". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue with the single "A Fool In Love." 


In the United Kingdom, Turner is the first female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades; she has had a total of 34 UK top 40 hits.

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University of Memphis Lambuth
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

The annual red carpet event is held annually at the University of Memphis Lambuth's Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in Jackson, Tennessee. Learn more about this great institution here.

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"I am ecstatic to be a part of presenting the Tennessee Music Awards to the most amazing musicians, not just in the state, but in the world!" -Buzz Blackburn

Keith Sherley, cohost of the Tennessee Music Awards.

Keith Sherley says, “The Tennessee Music Awards is all about preserving the legacy and promoting the future of Roots, Delta, Tennessee music.  It is an honor to be coming back for my third year and to be part of a great show.”

The Jackson Chamber Ribbon Cutting

Click here to read about out ribbon cutting with the Jackson Chamber that took place September 20th. The mission of the Jackson Chamber is "to develop and maintain an economic climate that creates and retains jobs and enhances the quality of life for all citizens of Jackson-Madison County and West Tennessee."


Jackson is the county seat of Madison County. Located 70 miles east of Memphis, it is a regional center of trade for West Tennessee. Its total population was 67,265 in the 2012 Census estimate. Jackson is home to the many national brands including the Miss Tennessee Pageant, and the Tennessee Music Awards. Learn more here.

Joining the Jackson Chamber of Commerce at the University of Memphis Lambuth
Joining the Jackson Chamber of Commerce at the University of Memphis Lambuth