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Icons of the Music Industry: Mike Curb

Mike Curb, California's former lieutenant and acting governor, is one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment world and presides over his own independent record label, one of the largest in the nation which has launched the careers of numerous stars. During a distinguished career spanning almost five decades, Curb has earned multi-faceted success as a songwriter, producer and record company owner, covering a wide range of musical styles. Having worked with Roy Orbison, Sammy Davis Jr., The Osmonds, Lou Rawls, The Four Seasons, Solomon Burke, The Righteous Bros., Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Lyle Lovett, Wynonna Judd, Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice and more, he has written more than 400 songs, and received countless music industry awards, including Billboard's overall Producer of the Year Award in 1972. As the founder and Chairman of Curb Records, Curb's company has produced more than 300 No. 1 records and been honored by Billboard magazine as 2001 Country Music Label of the Year and Radio & Records magazine as 2005 Overall Gold Label of the Year. Curb also serves as Chairman of the Mike Curb Family Foundation and Chairman of gospel music powerhouse Word Entertainment. Curb also received his star on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame and a star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, the engrossing discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.