Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® will honor The Judds and Joe Galante at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony on March 1 in the Nashville Convention Center Ballroom. The Judds will receive the 2011 CRB Career Achievement Award and industry executive Joe Galante will receive the CRB President’s Award. The event starts at 6 p.m. and also serves as the unofficial kick-off to Country Radio Seminar, held March 2-4, 2011.
“Very few people have made as much of an impact in our industry as Joe Galante,” says CRB President Mike Culotta. “The acts that he has worked with during his almost 40 years in the business have also been some of Country radio’s biggest superstars. He has always been a friend to Country radio, and I have a feeling there are plenty more great things ahead for him in this business. It’s an honor to announce Joe Galante as our 2011 President’s Award recipient.”
“Since their arrival on the Country music scene in the early ‘80s, The Judds have been trailblazers, trendsetters and hit-makers, and they are still entertaining millions of fans around the world with their music,” says Culotta. “Country radio would not be the same without these two fantastic ladies, and because of that, we are honoring them with the CRB Career Achievement Award.”
The 2011 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees are Dale Carter, Barry Kent and Lee Rogers in the On-Air Personality category and Charlie Cook, Dene Hallam and Bill Payne in the Radio category.
Advance ticket prices for the Hall of Fame ceremony and dinner are $100 for CRS 2011 registrants and $110 for non-registrants. The $125 on-site ticket price goes into effect on Feb. 15, 2011. Tickets are on sale now at www.CRB.org.