About Us

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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.


Since 2017

Nathan Hunnicutt

The inaugural Tennessee Music Awards event occurred in 2017. The program was created by Nathan Hunnicutt after seeking strategic support from the local music community and the Jackson Music Society. Hunnicutt has experienced music all over the Volunteer State, having lived in each part of Tennessee, including Jackson, Nashville, and Johnson City, Hunnicutt . 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, and he and is wife Tiffany have seven home-schooled children. Hunnicutt attended Freed-Hardeman University, earned an MBA from Harding University, and attended East Tennessee State University.

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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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