Walker-Cunningham Receives Award Of Merit From Tennessee Governor,
Walker-Meador Makes Surprise Presentation
TN (October 9, 2008) -- Jo Walker-Meador, former Executive Director of
the CMA surprised Trisha Walker-Cunningham recently with an Award of
Merit from Tennessee Governor, Phil Bredesen. The honor
comes in recognition of Trisha's "30 years of faithful service to
Country Music in the best interests and in the highest traditions of the
State of Tennessee."
During her distinguished career in Nashville, Trisha has excelled as a
talent buyer, publicist, manager, tour manager and consultant. She has
worked for (and with) major record labels, promoters, talent agencies and
radio and television (producing shows, international specials and EPKs).
In addition, Walker-Cunningham has served as an industry seminar
panelist and appeared on numerous TV shows.
Trisha says, "My work in Nashville has been extremely diverse these
past 30 years, so I cannot take full credit for this award. I want
to share it with Jo Walker-Meador, the CMA and all the wonderful and
talented people in every facet of the industry who believe in me."
The British-born Walker-Cunningham has taken more than 300 artists overseas
for Festival and tour appearances. For the past 20 years, she has
exclusively represented Marcel Bach and the Gstaad Festival
(Switzerland), and Georges Carrier and the Craponne Festival (France) for
21, both since their inception. She was the first recipient of the
CMA's Jo Walker-Meador International Achievement Award, was
named the organization's International Talent Buyer/Promoter of
the Year in 2007 and January 5, 1989 is Trisha Walker Day in
the Nashville history books.
(Photo L-R: Jo Walker-Meador, Trisha Walker-Cunningham / Credit: Bob