The country superstar will be honored with the 2013 Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. Career Achievement Award at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
CRB Achievement Award is presented 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.
“George Strait has done a superb job promoting country music and country radio
over the years. His dedication to the format and on-going contribution
to the industry as a whole make him the perfect recipient for this
award,” said Mike Culotta, CRS President.
a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number
one singles of any artist in history including Elvis Presley. He has
sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or
multi-platinum albums, has the most RIAA platinum certifications in
country music and the third in all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis
Presley. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in
2006. Strait is the only artist to have 85 out of 90 radio singles make
it to Top 10 and 24 albums at the number one position on Billboard’s Country Music Album Chart, and has recently released “Give It All We Got Tonight” from his forthcoming 2013 album.
previously announced, the evening will also feature Gaylan Christie
being inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame and 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 Presidents’ Award.