Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels and Randy Owen were honored Wednesday night (Oct. 17) at the ninth annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards during ceremonies at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium. Leadership Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the business community about the many facets of the entertainment industry. The award, named for the first executive director of the organization, was created in 2004 to recognize a music industry leader who exemplifies the highest quality of leadership and leading by example. Rodney Crowell, Al Anderson and the Time Jumpers' Dawn Sears paid musical tributes to Gill. Daniels was honored during a musical segment by the Grascals. Owen, best known as lead vocalist of the band Alabama, was spotlighted by David Nail's rendition of "Feels So Right" and Little Big Town's take on "My Home's in Alabama."
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