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2013

Folklife Heritage Award
Polly Page – woodcarver/dollmaker in Pleasant Hill
WDVX – Independent Radio Station in Knoxville

Arts Leadership Award
Donald Fann – Woodbury
James C. “Jim” Martin – Johnson City
Knox Phillips – Memphis
David Porter – Memphis

Distinguished Artist Award
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Germantown
Ann Patchett – Nashville
Jim Sherraden – Nashville

2011

Folklife Heritage Award
The Blues Foundation
Thomas Maupin
Charles Towler

Arts Leadership Award
Patrick W. Halloran, III
W.O. Smith School

Distinguished Artist Award
Estelle Condra
Johnny Maddox
Dolph Smith

2009

Folklife Heritage Award
Charles J. Horner
Newberry & Sons Chairs
Robert Belfour

Arts Leadership Award
Jack Murrah
Molly Leach Pratt

Distinguished Artist Award
Bets Ramsey
John Baeder
Cherry Jones

2007

Folklife Heritage Award
Clyde Davenport
Fisk Jubilee Singers

Arts Leadership Award
Town of Huntingdon
Bill Ivey
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Distinguished Artist Award
Olen Bryant
Richard Jolley

2005

Folklife Heritage Award
Charlie Acuff
Fletcher Bright

Arts Leadership Award
Judy Woodruff
Richard R. Ranta

Distinguished Artist Award
Booker T. & The MG’s
Hubert Shuptrine
Isaac Hayes

2003

Folklife Heritage Award
Ralph Blizard
Howard Armstrong
Clara Fodor
Roy Harper

Arts Leadership Award
Bob Cannon
A! Magazine for the Arts & Antiques
H. Grant Law
Southeast Center for Education in the Arts
George L. Mabry
Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Distinguished Artist Award
Roland Carter
Jim Gray
Luther Hampton

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dolly Parton

2001

Folklife Heritage Award
John Rice Irwin
Robert McKinley “Bob” Douglas
Spirit of Memphis Quartet
Ida Pearl Davis & Thelma Hibdon

Arts Leadership Award
Senator Stephen Cohen
Ruth S. Holmberg
Mai Bell Hurley
Honey & Rudi Scheidt

Distinguished Artist Award
Mike Smith
Donna Rizzo

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eddy Arnold

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2015 Governor’s Arts Awards
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Bill Henry
Jack Martin
Bill May
Scott Niswonger
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Mary Costa
Dr. Bobby Jones
B.B. King
Loretta Lynn
Cormac McCarthy
Previous Winners 2001-2013
Previous Winners 1971-2000

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