Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, was presented the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award today (Dec 2) during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville.
“I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by the fact that it symbolizes the shared goals of two institutions striving to build and maintain the stature of country music around the world.”
The award was presented to Turner by Jon Loba, Chairman of the CMA Awards and Recognition Committee and Executive Vice President of BBR Music Group; Bill Denny, lifetime CMA Board member; and Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee.
“His steadfast enthusiasm, his contribution of countless hours, and his vision has secured the Hall of Fame’s future without compromising its mission of preserving the music we all love,” said Lee. “I can’t think of a more deserving recipient of the CMA Foundation’s Humanitarian Award.”
The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award is for an individual who has served as a humanitarian through community leadership, financial support, personal volunteerism, and advocacy. Those recognized must be a Country Music professional who has evidenced commitment to worthwhile causes that are important to the Country Music Association and the Country Music community.
The honor was created in 2014 and Kix Brooks was the first recipient.