Alanna Nash Wins Award

Alanna Nash, Colonel Parker's biographer, will be the recipient of the 2009 Charlie Lamb award in the career category. Her nominator stated "Esquire magazine was already calling Alanna Nash one of country music's "heavy hundred" in 1982, and what they were referring to then, and what the CMA knew when it gave her their media achievement award in 2004, still holds today: she's been a master of the detailed performer profile interview, consistently getting answers from performers others can't get to talk at all, to questions nobody else has quite had the insight to ask.

Her book-length biographies of Dolly Parton and Colonel Tom Parker are great examples of challenging subjects taken on with tireless resolve and care--and with results to match." The Charlie Lamb awards will be presented at the Friday, 22 May ICMC luncheon in the The First Lecture Hall of the Gordon E. Inman Center at Belmont University in Nashville.

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Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2009report abuse
the ICMC conference is a very prestigious (yet fun) event. She writes well but I picture her more in Europe at the Colonel's celebration than I do in Nashville.
boris (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2009report abuse
Alannah Nash is a great writer, there is no question about her expertise in research and she deserves this award (and others) for sure. Now as for this book (Colonel's) maybe this is not the best opportunity... she did and will do better I'm positively sure. Congratulations anyway!
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2009report abuse
Way to go, Alanna! Congratulations!

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