is the first recipient of the Music City Ambassador Award for the work he has done in Nashville over the past year.
Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Music Council awarded White with the honor for the international attention that he has brought to the city through Third Man Records.
Dean elaborates, “Today’s award recognizes an individual who carries Nashville’s diverse musical message worldwide. Jack White’s individual talent and unique creative spirit bridges gaps between genres and generations and I couldn’t be more pleased to thank him for his work on behalf of the music industry and its hometown.”
The award is decided by the 50-plus members of the Nashville Music Council and can only be given to a resident of Middle Tennessee who holds a career in a branch of the music industry.