The 2014 Heritage Bridge Award

This award is given to recognize some of the people who, over a career or a life-time, have contributed extraordinarily to the musical fabric of our county and our area.
The 2014 award was presented to David E. Wilson.


Wilson will be honored for his contributions to the local music community as well as for his perseverance and commitment to supporting and creating music. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2008, Wilson has remained active in the music community and successfully written and recorded his own original music with the assistance of the latest technology. A life-long music aficionado and a Rock-N-Roller at heart, Wilson's passion for music is evident to all who know and love him.

Described by his friends and fellow musicians as "kind, talented and humble," Wilson is known for his great sense of humor and giving spirit. In the last five years, Wilson and his hard-working friends and family have touched hundreds of lives through an annual fundraiser called "Pass the Gift." The event raises money each year for Wilson and other families affected by a devastating illness. This year’s event is Sept. 13 and Wilson will share proceeds with Violet and Brian Dukes. Earlier this year after the birth of their first child, Brian was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. It's a disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack its nerves. And it has no cure.



2005 Ray Ledford
2006 Horace Scruggs
2007 Frank Love, Jr.
2008 Harold Williamson
2010 David Lee
2010 Myrtle Irvin Green
2011 Dan X. Padgett
2012 Dr. Bobby
2013 Charles Kendrick
2014 David E. Wilson
2015 R. C. Nanney

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