Nashville Songwriters Association Recognizes Edmonson Native Preshias Tomes Harris as a "Friend In Music"
Edmonson Voice Report:
Brownsville, KY native, Preshias Tomes Harris, was recognized by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world’s largest songwriters trade organization, as a “Friend In Music.” The award was presented to the renowned music industry vet at the annual Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Awards ceremony held Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Analog at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel as part of 30th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.
The awards recognize the achievements of songwriters and industry supporters from chapters across America and around the world.
“Everyone could agree that Preshias Harris is the best friend that any songwriter could wish for,” said NSAI Executive Director, Bart Herbison, who presented Harris with the “Friend Of NSAI” Award in recognition of her tireless involvement to support and encourage songwriters and the songwriting community.
Accepting the award among the assembly of songwriters, song publishers and music industry executives, Harris shared her surprise and gratitude to receive the unexpected honor, adding that while she is not a songwriter herself, music is in her blood and it is her passion. (Harris’ family members – the Tomes family – have been active Gospel artists and songwriters.)
Preshias Tomes Harris was born in Louisville, and resided and grew up in Brownsville, KY. Harris is a member of the Class of ’80, Edmonson County High School. She is the daughter of Brownsville resident Sheldon Tomes and the late Eva Meredith Tomes who, in 1983, presented her an NSAI Life Membership as a 21st birthday gift.
Now living in Goodlettsville, TN, Preshias works with emerging songwriters and singers who are members of her client roster under the Nashville Music Line umbrella. Her offices and a writers’ room is located on Music Row in Nashville. She is the author of The College of Songology 101: the Singer/Songwriter’s ‘Need to Know’ Handbook. Harris also writes the Inside Track on Music Row, the longest-running continuously published monthly country music column in the USA.
Harris worked with Caneyville, KY, native Elvie Shane, early in his career; Shane achieved his first Billboard No. 1 Country song with “My Boy.”
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and advocacy group dedicated to the songwriting profession. Tin Pan South, presented by Regions Bank, is the world's largest songwriter festival and is held each year in Nashville. Dedicated to songs and those who write them, Tin Pan South is an event where fans get a unique experience with the music they love. Awards are voted upon by NSAI global membership and its staff.
For more information visit: www.nashvillemusicline.com.