Lon Helton Receives Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award

Pictured (L-R): Bob Kingsley, Trisha Yearwood, Lon Helton, Sally Williams, Garth Brooks. Photo: Chris Hollo

Lon Helton, one of Nashville’s most highly regarded radio industry executives, was honored for his impact on country music with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award last night (April 10) at the Grand Ole Opry House. The award was created in 2014 to recognize the most deserving individuals in the music business. The evening benefitted the Opry Trust Fund, which for more than 50 years has supported members of the country music community in need.

Among the artists who performed during the evening were Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Carly Pearce, Steve Wariner, Mark Wills, Trisha Yearwood and Chris YoungRandy Travis also made a special appearance. Many of Helton’s industry colleagues and friends were also a part of the honor including the award’s namesake Bob Kingsley as well as George Achaves (Westwood One), Chuck Aly (Country Aircheck), Charlie Cook (Cumulus), Sarah Trahern (CMA), Teri Watson (St. Jude) and Sally Williams (Grand Ole Opry).


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