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PINK SWEAT$, BEBE WINANS, TRISHA YEARWOOD AND CHRIS YOUNG ANNOUNCED FOR THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION 44TH ANNUAL NEW YORK HONORS GALA Comedian Bill Bellamy Hosts OCTOBER 15, 2019 – CIPRIANI 42ND STREET NEW YORK Atlantic Records’ Michael Kushner, BMI’s Mike O’Neill and Country Music Association’s Sarah Trahern Honored RED CARPET BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M. – MEDIA MUST CONFIRM ATTENDANCE IN ADVANCE New York, New York – October 8, 2019 – The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research, has announced performers and presenters for the 44th Annual New York Honors Gala to be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Honorees include Atlantic Records’ Michael Kushner, BMI’s Mike O’Neill and Country Music Association’s Sarah Trahern.  Comedian and actor Bill Bellamy to host. Singer-songwriter and acoustic R&B artist Pink Sweat$ and multi- platinum country music artist Chris Young will perform at the highly-anticipated sold out event. Gospel music’s brightest star, BeBe Winans will present honoree Mike O’Neill with the T.J. Martell Legacy Award; Trisha Yearwood will present honoree Sarah Trahern with the Spirit of Music Award and Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald will present honoree Michael Kushner with the Lifetime Music Industry Award. Past hosts, performers, presenters and notable guests have include Bryan Adams, Indie Arie, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, former President William J. Clinton, former President George H.W. Bush, Clive Davis, Foreigner, Joe Jonas, DJ Khaled, Doug Morris, Bill Murray, REO Speedwagon, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Yoko Ono and many other luminaries.   Past honorees have included Irving Azoff, Steve Boom, Scott Borchetta, Jennifer Breithaupt, Drew Carey, Charlie Daniels, Clive Davis, John Esposito, Berry Gordy, Jeff Harleston, Randy Jackson, Quincy Jones, Joel Katz, Monty and Avery Lipman, Kenny Loggins, the late Arnold Palmer, Bea Perez, the late Frances Preston, Sarah Stennett, Julie Swidler, Carrie Underwood, Afo Verde, Russell Wallach, Brett Yormark and many others. RED CARPET BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M. – MEDIA MUST CONFIRM WITH PRESS CONTACT BELOW IN ADVANCE FOR PLACE ON CARPET AND ENTRY ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J. who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at nine flagship hospitals in the United States. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit www.tjmartell.org   Follow the Foundation at www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation www.twitter.com/tjmartell, www.instagram.com/tjmartellfoundation   Photo ID First page, Top left – Trisha Yearwood First page, Top right – Pink Sweat$ Second page, Top left – Chris Young (photo credit: John Shearer) Second page, Top right – BeBe Winans   PRESS CONTACT Caroline Galloway 440-591-3807 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.