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Paul Shaffer And Richard Leigh Added As Presenters For National Music Council’s American Eagle Awards


34th Annual American Eagle Awards Set for Thursday, July 13 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Music Council has announced Paul Shaffer and Richard Leigh as guest presenters for their 34th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 13 at the Summer NAMM Show at The Music City Center in Nashville.

The National Music Council previously announced their 2017 honorees including GRAMMY® winning artist Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and comic, actor, writer, musician and creators’ rights activist Harry Shearer.

Paul Shaffer is best known for his residency as David Letterman’s musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015). Shaffer will present the award to Harry Shearer.

GRAMMY®, ASCAP, and SESAC award winning songwriter, Richard Leigh will present the award to Crystal Gayle. Leigh’s career celebrates hits spanning 4 decades and 9 #1 records including Gayle’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” and “I’ll Get Over You.”

Tickets to the VIP awards and dinner are available to the general public. For more information on VIP dinner and seating, schedule, location details, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, or contact NMC Director David Sanders

Proceeds from the event support the National Music Council’s music education advocacy efforts.

About The National Music Council: 
The National Music Council is celebrating its 77th year as a forum for the free discussion of this country’s national music affairs and challenges. Founded in 1940 to act as a clearinghouse for the joint opinion and decision of its members and to work to strengthen the importance of music in our lives and culture, the Council’s initial membership of 13 has grown to almost 50 national music organizations, encompassing every important form of professional and commercial musical activity. Through the cooperative work of its member organizations, the National Music Council promotes and supports music and music education as an integral part of the curricula in the schools of our nation, and in the lives of its citizens. The Council provides for the exchange of information and coordination of efforts among its member organizations and speaks with one voice for the music community whenever an authoritative expression of opinion is desirable.

About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please

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