Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis will receive the ASCAP Founders Award at the 57th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, which will be held Nov. 11 in Nashville. The awards show will host special guest performances to honor Travis.
“Randy Travis is the seminal country artist of a generation,” ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams said in a statement. “His meteoric rise to the top of the country charts was fueled by that unmistakable baritone and a talent for traditional country music that spoke to everyone. As a new artist, Randy garnered international attention at a time when such exposure for country artists was reserved for an iconic few.”