Mike Curb, California’s former Lieutenant Governor and Acting Governor, is one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment world and presides over his own independent record label which has launched the careers of numerous stars and is considered to be the oldest record company in the nation still being operated by its founder. During a distinguished career spanning over five decades, Curb has earned multi-faceted success as a songwriter, producer and record company owner, covering a wide range of musical styles.
As an individual, he has written more than 300 songs, and received countless music industry awards, including the prestigious Overall Producer of the Year Award from Billboard magazine in 1972. As the founder and Chairman of Curb Records, Curb’s company has achieved more than 300 No. 1 records and has 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 and 2015 Mediabase CRS Gold Label of the Year. Curb also serves as Chairman of the Mike Curb Foundation and Chairman/Owner of gospel music powerhouse Word Entertainment, which was Billboard magazine’s Overall Top Imprint in that genre for 2006.
In 2007 Curb was honored as Nashvillian of the Year and he received his star on Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame. Curb has also received his star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame the same year that President Donald Trump received his star. In 2011 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Curb Chairman of the Board of the Tennessee Film Entertainment and Music Commission. Curb has also served as Chairman of the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Board and served on the Ascension/St. Thomas Hospitals Board for many years.
Curb has served on the boards of Fisk University (the historic African American university) and Belmont University. Curb has served on the governing boards of the Recording Industry Association of America, the Dole Food Company, the worldwide board of the USO, the ACM, CMA and CMF (Country Music Hall of Fame) and was honored as a Grammy Icon by the Grammy Museum where the Mike Curb Gallery is located. The Mike Curb Memphis Hall of Fame is located at the Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum and Curb is part of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, and he also has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the National Business Hall of Fame, received the National Centennial Leadership Award, and in 2014 was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame. In 2015 Curb was honored with the 40th annual Historic Achievement Award from the Metropolitan Historical Commission for his numerous acts of preservation, including 10 buildings on Nashville’s historic Music Row that Curb has purchased.
Link to Mike Curb’s acceptance: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5aczi38igprju9/Mike_Curb_01_ProRes_422%20LT.mov?dl=0