George Strait will be honored with the “ASCAP Founders Award” at the 51st Annual “ASCAP Country Music Awards,” on Monday November 4th, in Nashville.  The award is ASCAP’s most prestigious honor presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators.

“GEORGE STRAIT is a living legend whose revitalization of Classic Country music defined a generation of Country singers and continues to inspire songwriters today,” said ASCAP Pres./Chairman PAUL WILLIAMS. “He has topped the charts more often than any Country artist in history, captivating millions while remaining true to his style and love of tradition. ‘KING’ GEORGE is a genuine musical pioneer whose influence on Country music is immeasurable, and we are honored to recognize his extraordinary career with the ASCAP Founders Award.”