Jack White wins Music City Ambassador Award in Nashville, Third Man Records

Posted on 18 April 2011
By Pierce King
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White Stripes legend Jack White has been honoured for his services to music and Nashville after winning the first-ever Music City Ambassador Award.

The gong was handed to the Third Man Records founder on Record Store Day (April 16) by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Music Council.

The prestigious award was given to Jack for attracting worldwide recognition for Nashville over the last 12 months through his music and the Third Man record label.

Jack White III earned the title for showing a “continued commitment to Nashville’s unique creative climate and musical diversity.”

Mayor Karl Dean said: “This 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.”

Upon receiving the award, Jack said: “Every day we’re excited to be in a city that truly fosters local music and businesses and new ideas.

“I don’t know another town whose mayor is on the board of its music council.”

Jack established Third Man Records in his native Detroit in 2001 but built its physical home at Nashville in 2009.

The iconic yellow and black building serves as a record store and complete production office. The studios also house a recording suite, rehearsal stage, photo studio and darkroom.