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Contact:Martha E. Moore


Trisha Walker-Cunningham Receives Award Of Merit From Tennessee Governor, Phil Bredesen

Jo Walker-Meador Makes Surprise Presentation
Jo Walker-Meador/Trisha Walker-CunninghamNashville, 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 Meador)