David Briggs and Norbert Putnam Receive The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award

David Briggs

The prestigious Cecil Scaife Visionary award will be presented to multi award winning record producers and acclaimed musicians, David Briggs and Norbert Putnam, at a reception at the historic Ben Fold’s RCA Studio A in Nashville. The reception will be on October 25 from 6PM-8PM.

The tickets are  $75 -$100 and available at NashvilleCelebrates@gmail.com. The proceeds will benefit The Cecil Scaife Endowed Scholarship at The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville. Due to space limitations invitations will be limited creating an intimate and exclusive evening.

This rare opportunity for the public to see this historic recording studio will add to the excitement of this special event. The reception will include stories of Norbert and David’s work from friends and fellow musicians as well as stories from “Putt” himself, as Elvis called Norbert and from David who will share stories of his years as Elvis’ keyboard player as well as many other world famous artists that they worked with such as Dolly, Buffett, The Beatles, Al Hurt, Fogelberg and others..

Putnam is known as one of the country’s greatest producers and storytellers and his recall for events is unparalleled. Briggs is known as a renowned musical director as well as musician and publisher.

They were both part of the Muscle Shoals Sound that opened for The Beatles first American Tour in Washington, DC.

Norbert Putnam

“Norbert and David have together exemplified their desire to share their gifts in many ways during their lifetime. They have reached out to individuals through the years to help them find their own path in the entertainment industry. Their unselfish desire to help others learn from a lifetime of experiences is a large part of what makes Norbert Putnam and David Briggs the perfect 2011 recipients of The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award,”said Scaife’s daughter, LaRawn Scaife Rhea.

For invitation/sponsorship requests, contact NashvilleCelebrates@gmail.com

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