Wynonna to receive Scaife award
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
– Wynonna Judd will receive The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award for 2010 later this month. The award is given for Judd's contributions to the Nashville community and future generations who wish to pursue a career in the music industry.
Judd will receive the award Aug. 24 in Nashville.
The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award was founded in the name of the Music Row veteran, who was instrumental in the formation of the music business program that is now known as the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University.
Passionate about the music industry and education, it was Scaife's vision to form a college level program to produce successful musicians, artists and music business executives by giving students an opportunity to formally learn about the industry that was so fulfilling and exciting for him.
"Wynonna personifies the spirit of this award. She has given so generously of her heart, talent and time to help the next generation realize a better life and better chance at success through her work with youth in our community and students pursuing a career in the music industry," said Scaifef's daughter, LaRawn Scaife Rhea. "It is a great honor to award The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award to Wynonna for the many special opportunities that she has made available to students through her special mentorship."
Music industry leader, Mike Curb, was the inaugural recipient of the award in 2008. Record producer and music industry leader, Tony Brown, received the award in 2009.
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