Belmont University’s School of Music will present its annual Curtain Call Award to producer, composer, songwriter and Grammy nominee Bernie Herms. The award is presented annually to a School of Music alumnus in honor of achievement in the field of commercial and popular music.
Herms will receive the award on Feb. 24 during a concert in his honor that will feature recording artists Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant and RED. Herms has worked with all three artists through the course of his career. The concert and award presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to the concert performers, Herms’ credits include projects with well-known artists such as Brad Paisley, CeCe Winans, Lonestar, Selah, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Shultz, Sammy Kershaw and Steven Curtis Chapman. His production credits have also extended to popular soundtracks such as Charlotte’s Web, The Nativity and Amazing Grace. Most recently, his work gained five nominations at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards, including Producer of the Year for In Better Hands for his wife Natalie Grant and a win for Song of the Year, “Praise You in this Storm.”
Previous Applause Award winners include Melinda Doolittle, Josh Turner, Ginny Owens and Tammy Rogers King.