Country Radio Sminar will present Randy Travis with its 2016 Artist Career Achievement Award, and Carole Bowen will be honored as this year’s President’s Award recipient. Both will be recognized at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony, June 22nd in Nashville.
The Artist Career Achievement recognition is bestowed upon an artist who has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of Country music and Country radio. Travis is a 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee who is a multi-platinum album seller with 50 charted songs and 16 #1 singles. Travis is also a multiple CMA, ACM, Grammy award winner.
Said Travis: “To be chosen by the Country Radio Broadcasters for a Career Achievement Award is an honor quite unlike any other. The artist’s and the broadcaster’s relationship is one of unspoken respect. I appreciate so much the kindness I have been shown over the years by radio … You have each become a part of my success and allowed my fans an opportunity to know me better—as an artist and as a person. Thank you for believing in me…and in my body of work. It is YOU which I take my hat off to.“ MCA artist Josh Turner will perform a musical tribute to Travis during the Hall of Fame dinner.
The CRS President’s Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the marketing, production, growth, and development of Country Radio. Bowen recently completed more than 15 years of service on the CRB Board of Directors. During that time, she was a member of the CRS Executive Committee, holding an Officer position as longtime secretary for the organization. BOWEN’s more than 30 years of successful radio and sales experience at WKIS/MIAMI played a key role in shaping the success of CRS.