About Us

Our Partner

University of Memphis Lambuth
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

The Tennessee Music Awards program is aimed at cultivating the music of The Volunteer State and is principally sponsored by the University of Memphis Lambuth's Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. The highly anticipated annual red carpet event  covers the current music scene,  honoring legends, producers, independent artists, and more. View past recipients, learn about eligibility, review sponsorship offerings, or contact us today.


Nathan Hunnicutt

Nathan Hunnicutt founded the Tennessee Music Awards and the first event occurred in 2017. He has lived in each part of Tennessee, including Jackson (West), Nashville (Middle), and Johnson City (East). Hunnicutt attended Freed-Hardeman University, earned an MBA from Harding University, and attended East Tennessee State University. He directly selects artists for private American Idol auditions, is the President of Arkansas Country Music Awards, Inc., and the Executive Director of the Hot Springs Village Area Chamber of Commerce. He and is wife Tiffany have seven home-schooled children.

Coming Together


The Tennessee Music Awards event is made possible by a host of volunteers who care about the rich musical heritage of this great state. Contact us for more information about volunteering, or sponsorship.



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