NASHVILLE (AP) — Singer Terri Clark has been honored for promoting country music during the past year. Clark received the Connie B. Gay Award from the Country Music Association Wednesday for advancing media exposure of the CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards.
"During the past year, Terri has repeatedly stepped up to serve CMA in a variety of ways far beyond what is normally expected of our artist members," said CMA board chairman Charlie Anderson in a statement. "She is a leader and a role model for artists in her ongoing support and commitment to our core initiatives at CMA."
Clark's hits include "Girls Lie Too" and "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me."
Gay was a broadcaster and promoter of country music.
Past recipients of the award include Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Tex Ritter, Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna.
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