George Strait to be honored for his contributions to country music
Singer to receive a Career Achievement Award later this month
George Strait will be honored a Career Achievement Award from the radio industry organization Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) in Nashville Feb. 26. The award, to be presented during the group’s annual Country Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony, is given annually “to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio,” according to CRB.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Strait has sold nearly 69 million records and is the only artist to have 85 of his 90 radio singles make it to top 10 on the national airplay charts. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and will have a new album out this year.
Previous winners of the Career Achievement Award include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
Uh...how in the heck is he just now being honored for this?? Hey, I like all the all the previous honorees but this is "King" George. He should have recieved this well before Brooks & Dunn and Reba. This is for "significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio"....Straight has been a staple of country raido for more than 30 years. Where is Garth?
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