2011 Source Awards Honor Hard Work of Women Professionals in the Music Industry!
Long-time Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely hosted this year’s Ninth Annual Source Awards this past Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Noah Liff Opera Center in Nashville. Respected music critic, author and historian Robert K. Oermann was the evening’s guest speaker.
The Source Awards is an annual celebration honoring women in the music industry for their tireless work and contributions to the business. One at a time, each honoree was celebrated and presented on stage with plaques. Upon receiving their awards, each honoree had a chance to share a few words, and some even offered some kernels of wisdom learned over the years.
“I hope all of you find something you love to do. Because it won’t feel like working if you do. Enjoy life. It’s short. Do something nice for somebody every day.” honoree Janice Wendell
The 2011 Source Awards Honorees were:
Roberta Edging (Eddy Arnold Enterprises)
Millie Kirkham (WSM Radio, Tree Music Publishing, Legendary Background Vocalist)
Barbara Orbison (Barbara Orbison Productions, Roy Orbison Music, Pretty Woman Perfume)
Evelyn Shriver (Evelyn Shriver Public Relations, Asylum Records, Bandit Records)
Janice Wendell (Noble Dury, Erickson Advertising)
Additionally a posthumous recognition for Georgia Twitty Chellman (Gospel Jubilee, Music City Hotline, Veeson Travel, Tennessee T-Cake).
Founded in 1991, Source is a nonprofit organization supporting women executives and professionals who work in all facets of the Nashville music industry. In 2003, the Source Awards were established to pay respect and honor the women who develop and build upon the foundation of the music industry in Nashville.
It is refreshing to see that the hard work of women within the music industry is being celebrated, especially the work of those “behind the scenes”. Congrats to all the women honored, and to those women who were not specifically honored this year! You are all appreciated!