Country Aircheck Weekly (5/22)

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» Gratefully Dedicated: "I am incredibly honored to receive this award," UMG/Nashville Chairman/CEO Mike Dungan tells Country Aircheck. As reported earlier via Breaking NewsCountry Radio Broadcasters will bestow the 2017 Artist Career Achievement Award on Nash Icon's Martina McBride and the 2017 President's Award on Dungan. "My appreciation for, and dedication to, Country Radio Seminar has been pretty well documented," he continues. "Unique to the media world, this event always strives to build and protect the culture and the very ethos of country music and Country radio broadcasting. The seminar is the premiere thing that bonds all country music shareholders, and keeps us from getting lost in the corporate wallpaper." McBride is in her 25th year of touring and is celebrating the anniversary of The Time Has Come, her 1992 debut album. She and Dungan will be honored during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards June 21 at the Nashville Marriott. Individual tickets are available here and tables can be purchased here.


» House Call: Country Radio Hall of Famer Gerry House "is back" May 26 at 7am on iHeartMediaClassic Country "The Big Legend 98.3" W252CM and WSIXHD2/Nashville. No one has commented officially, so exactly what that means is open for speculation. The CMA, ACM and Marconi award-winning host left WSIX in December 2010 after more than 25 years of hosting The House Foundation. He also worked at WSIX-AM, WSM-AM and KLAC/Los Angeles. House has written songs recorded by Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Big & Rich. Whatever transpires May 26 and beyond, his "long-time personal companion" Mike Bohan will be joining him. Stay tuned.


» Fan Fare: CMA Music Festival's Xfinity Fan Fair X is set for June 8-11 at Nashville's Music City Center. Fan/artist experiences include meet-and-greets, concerts, and panels. Additionally, Martina McBride and Brad Paisley are confirmed Artists of the Day; Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation will offer dog adoptions daily from 12-4pm, plus a photo booth and Puppy Corral; fans age 21 and older can taste Darius Rucker’s Backstage Southern Whiskey; and fans can style an outfit with pieces from Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild’s clothing line, Fair Child. See the full lineup of events here.