NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country and southern rock legends Alabama were honored with a Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award by the T.J. Martell Foundation during the Foundation’s 11th Annual Nashville Honors Gala in Nashville on Monday.
The tribute to the band featured country music performer Brad Paisley, who performed a medley of some of Alabama’s hits including, “My Home’s in Alabama,” “Dixieland Delight,” and “Mountain Music.”
Charlie Daniels was on hand as well and presented the award to the members of the group. Additional honorees for the evening included Kings of Leon, Sally Williams, Dr. Kathryn Edwards and Sylvia and Al Ganier.
“We have been fortunate to have won over 280 industry awards in our 50 years of recording and touring, but the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award may be the most special award we have ever gotten,” says Owen. “Anything we as a group can do to help find a cure for cancer is very important to me, Teddy and Jeff. We appreciate the Nashville music industry, Brad Paisley and Charlie Daniels for making our night extra special.”
The evening’s festivities, which took place at the Omni Hotel, raised nearly half a million dollars for the T.J. Martell Foundation and its mission to fund medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer.
The Nashville Honors Gala is one of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s key events and pays tribute to community leaders and presents special musical performances and presentations for the evening’s honorees.