George Strait to receive ASCAP’s Founder’s Award November 4

George Strait
Congratulations to George Strait who is set to receive ASCAP's Founder's Award during the 51st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, which will be held November 4, 2013, in Nashville.

“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 President and Chairman Paul Williams in a release. “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 Founder’s Award.”

Past recipients of the award, which honors songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music, include Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and Emmylou Harris among others. 

[Examiner/Music Row]