MercyMe was among the honorees in their hometown of Nashville at last night's Honors. MercyMe's longtime WME Agent Mike Snider presented the honor to the multi-platinum selling band alongside a presentation video encompassing the music, tours and awards of their multi-faceted career thus far. Among the other honorees include Country Music Hall of Fame member and Grand Ole Opry star Bill Anderson, legendary CAA agent Stan Barnett, Variety Attractions' George Moffett, President & CEO of TPAC Kathleen O'Brien and legendary APA agent Ray Shelide. The event, presented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the Grand Ole Opry, featured Nashville's best of the best in the entertainment industry to present and show respect to the honorees.
Top Row: Honorees MercyMe band members Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Michael John Scheuchzer and Nathan Cochran.
Bottom Row: Honorees Bill Anderson, Ray Shelide, Kathleen O'Brien, Stan Barnett, and George Moffett
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for NATD)
MercyMe will wrap their 2018 "MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour" this weekend. The 2019 run will kick off in early March. For the latest information, stay tuned towww.MercyMe.org.
The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) was founded in 1958 and professionally represents, directs, and promotes the entertainment industry through its members. Today those members generate over $300 million dollars annually for Nashville-based artists. The organization not only serves as a forum for idea exchange among its members, it also serves as a vehicle for other facets of the industry to share information vital to the overall growth of the Nashville music and entertainment industry. NATD members foster camaraderie among "friendly competitors" which seems to be unique to the close-knit Nashville music and entertainment community. As part of its philanthropic program NATD provides scholarship funds for students showing exemplary performances in academics, civic duties, and personal goals. For more information, please visitwww.nashvilletalentdirectors.com.