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Scott Borchetta to Receive 2024 CRB President's Award


Scott Borchetta
Scott Borchetta

Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has announced Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta as the recipient of the 2024 CRB President's Award. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and played a vital role in shaping the success of the Country Radio Seminar and its mission to advance the Country radio format.

CRB/CRS Board President Kurt Johnson commented, "Scott is one of those you can count on one hand. Music Row visionary and trailblazer, race car driver, television celebrity, entrepreneur, maverick. From his first days in promotion in Nashville to his iconic status today, he continues to be a true original. I hope you'll be in the room as we celebrate one of the best ever in the business."

Borchetta's business strategies have earned him spots on Billboard's Power 100 list and Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business, along with the Music Business Association's Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive. He made history in 2012 with a groundbreaking deal with iHeartRadio, securing sound-recording performance royalties for Big Machine and its artists, marking the first time artists and labels would be paid for their sound recordings on terrestrial radio stations in the U.S.

Borchetta also served as a mentor on the final two seasons of FOX's "American Idol," guiding contestants and signing the winners to record deals. Additionally, he created and starred in two seasons of the original music format "The Launch" in partnership with Canada's Bell Media.

An avid philanthropist, Borchetta has significantly contributed to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. In 2020, he and his wife Sandi created The Big Machine Neighborhood, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit wing. They also co-founded the Music Has Value fund to support music in schools and music therapy.

Previous recipients of this award include industry luminaries such as John Esposito, Beverlee Brannigan, Sarah Trahern, Mike Dungan, Charlie Morgan, Bob Kingsley, Joe Galante and Erica Farber, among others.

The presentation of the CRB President's Award will take place during the 2024 Country Radio Hall of Fame event, scheduled to be held on June 19 at the Virgin Hotel Nashville.

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