Since 2010, the Annual Mike Curb Award has been given to those who have made significant contributions to the world of film through their music.
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. Curb Records is considered to be the oldest record company in the nation still being operated by its founder. As an individual, Mike Curb has written more than 300 songs. In 1972, he earned the prestigious Overall Producer of the Year Award from Billboard magazine. Curb Records has achieved more than 300 No. 1 records. 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. 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. Mike Curb is an important Tennessee philanthropist.