CAA’s Rod Essig to Be Honored with Inspiration Award at Inspire Nashville Celebration

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Possibilities Inc.'s exclusive event Inspire Nashville has music superstars performing in celebration of this year's Inspiration Award honoree, Rod Essig of Creative Artists Agency.

The second annual Inspire Nashville event will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Marathon Music Works. Benefitting Nashville-based non-profit Possibilities Inc., the Inspire Nashville event honors and celebrates individuals who give their heart and soul to our community. This year’s Inspiration Award goes to Rod Essig, Vice President and Nashville Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency, whose commitment to supporting our community goes beyond the boundaries of our beloved city in a way that is inspiring and motivating to others.

There are few places that capture the heart, open up the soul and inspire growth and change like the community of Nashville. This energy and culture is made possible by the tireless efforts of those who make an impact daily by giving back to their communities and inspiring those in need. The board of directors of Possibilities aspires to honor silent heroes who serve on boards, help at soup kitchens and make our world a better place with the annual Inspiration Award. Rod joins 2013’s Inspiration Award recipient, Pete Fisher, in an elite circle of the most inspiring heroes of our creative community.

To celebrate this incredible achievement, music superstars LeAnn Rimes, Ashley Monroe, Tommy Shaw of Styx, along with some surprise guests, will perform at this intimate exclusive gathering.

LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She is an accomplished actress, author, and advocate supporting a variety of charity organizations.

Ashley Monroe, country music singer-songwriter and Warner Brothers recording artist, has released two top 10 Debuts in 2013. Her highly acclaimed solo album “Like A Rose” produced by Vince Gill has been met with wide spread critical acclaim and was featured on several ‘Best Of Lists’ in 2013 including The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard and Rolling Stone. Monroe also co-formed the trio Pistol Annies with her friends Miranda Lambert and Angeleena Presley.

Tommy Shaw, best known for his work with the rock band Styx, has played with Damn Yankees and Shaw Blades and has released several solo albums. Tommy is a great artist, an endearing person who despite his fame is very easy going and generous, continuing what he loves the most: writing, recording music and touring.

Jewel says, “What inspires me most is that this event supports Possibilities by affording others an opportunity to find and follow their own truth. I loved performing at the first Inspire Nashville and instantly connected to their heartfelt vision.”

“I am privileged to be a part of Inspire Nashville and honoring Rod Essig’s special gift of balancing concerns of his clients and his whole hearted personal service to others. I am deeply touched by people participating in life giving programs and bringing emotional wellness to their work and personal lives,” says Pete Fisher, Vice President and General Manager at Grand Ole Opry.

“It’s rare to experience an event that matches the feeling behind the mission of a movement. Inspire Nashville did just that and more. The most heartfelt and inspiring event I’ve ever been a part of,” says Miles Adcox, Host of Fox’s The Daily Helpline and CEO of Onsite.

Please join us as we bring together the creative forces of music for an unforgettable inspiring evening that you won’t soon forget! Inspire Nashville’s recognition of Rod Essig connects our community in a celebration to inspire everyone to live with a greater purpose.

To purchase tickets, sponsorship packages or to make a donation to this year’s event, please visit All proceeds from the event will benefit Possibilities, Inc.

About Possibilities Inc.:
Possibilities, Inc. provides funding to aid in the healing and rebuilding of individuals, couples, and families, who struggle from the effects of trauma, abuse, stress, mental health, relationship issues, etc. We work with Nashville based Onsite and their life changing programs by providing scholarships to participants who would not otherwise receive the experience of emotional freedom. The board of Possibilities is comprised of active community leaders who volunteer to serve those in need of emotional heath. Board members: Christiev Alphin, Dave Berg, Warren Brent, Debbie Carroll, Pete Fisher, John Ingram, Elizabeth Kabler, Jewel, Marion Kraft, Tami Olin, LeAnn Phelan, Rondal Richardson and Wynonna.

Media interested in being credentialed for this event or to schedule interviews should contact:
Monnie Furlong, 615-812-7002

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