CMA Presents International Country Broadcaster Award to Lee Williams
NASHVILLE – CMR Nashville and Django Promotions Chief Executive Officer and Owner Lee Williams was presented with the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award during the CMA International Country Music Summit at Disneyland Paris on March 1. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions for the development of Country Music in their country.
“My whole working life has been involved with Country Music since 1969, and I feel so honored that my involvement has been recognized by the world’s No. 1 Country Music association,” said Williams. “This has to be the No. 1 accolade to be received by a broadcaster in Country Music, and I am proud to be the recipient for 2013.”
Williams involvement in Country Music started by singing in various bands around the world, and by 1974 he had moved into a business role by working as a prominent agent and manager. In 1976 he started broadcasting on his local Radio 210 in Reading and further developed his hosting skills with other stations including BBC Wilshire Sound, GWR Radio, BBC Radio Oxford, Premier Radio, and many others. In 1993 he launched the first 24/7 Country radio station on Sky called QCMR. The show was broadcast live on ITV and eventually developed into CMR Nashville. The show is widely listened to in Europe and around the world. Williams also runs management, promotion, and public relations services company Django Promotion.