George Strait To Be Honored During CRS

George Strait. Photo: Vanessa Gavalya

George Strait. Photo: Vanessa Gavalya

George Strait is to be honored on Tuesday, Feb. 26 with the 2013 Country Radio Broadcasters Career Achievement Award.

The presentation, which takes place during the CRB’s Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction, will recognize Strait for his significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio.

“George Strait has done a superb job promoting country music and country radio over the years. His dedication to the format and ongoing contribution to the industry as a whole make him the perfect recipient for this award,” said Mike Culotta, CRB President.

Previous winners of this award include Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

As previously announced, the 6 p.m. ceremony will also feature Gaylan Christie being inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Don Carpenter, Crook & Chase, Eddie Edwards and Bill “Dex” Poindexter will be inducted in the Air Personality category. Bob Romeo will receive the 2013 President’s Award.

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