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- Posted on Apr 16th 2011 7:00PM by Georgette Cline
The prestigious award was given to White for giving Nashville global recognition over the last 12 months as a result of his music career and Third Man record label. White earned the honor for being a resident of Middle Tennessee and holding a career in the music industry. He also demonstrated "commitment to Nashville's unique creative climate and musical diversity."
"Today's award recognizes an individual who carries Nashville's diverse musical message worldwide," said Mayor Karl Dean. "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."
After receiving the award, the rocker expressed his sentiments regarding the honor. "Every day we're excited to be in a city that truly fosters local music and businesses and new ideas," he said. "I don't know another town whose mayor is on the board of its music council."
White's Third Man Records was set up and built in Nashville in 2009. The location serves as a record store and a complete production office. It also reportedly includes a recording studio, rehearsal stage, photo studio and darkroom.